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BY N I C K W E L S H hree incumbents and one semiincumbent handily won reelection Tuesday night in a race marked by notably low voter turnout. Before the election, Democrats controlled a four-seat majority on the nominally nonpartisan city council. With the election, that number stays the same. Mayor Helene Schneider — the political headliner — easily cakewalked her way into a second term, beating her sole opponent, Mesa neighborhood activist Wayne Scoles, by a whopping 73 to 26 percent as of press time. Schneider, widely believed to be setting her sights on higher office, raised more than $115,000; Scoles, by contrast, did not raise enough to trigger campaign reporting requirements. In the race for the three council seats, incumbent Bendy White came in first, garnering 8,788 votes, or 18.2 percent. A political moderate and a longtime City Hall insider — not to mention one of three candidates to actually grow up in Santa Barbara — White secured 1,000 votes more than his closest rival despite what appeared to be a perilously laid-back campaigning style. White, who often plays the role of council swing vote, compensated by drawing from a lifetime of friendships and connections that yielded him support from both sides of the aisle. By contrast, at least stylistically, candidate Gregg Hart — both a challenger and a former city councilmember — campaigned as if his life depended upon it. The first candidate to announce, Hart vowed at the campaign’s outset he’d work harder and raise more money than anyone else. Despite opposition from the mayor, the mayor’s campaign manager Jeremy Lindaman, and Montecito activists who took out a last-minute negative ad in The Santa Barbara Independent and Santa Barbara News-Press blasting Hart for multiple conflicts of interests, Hart made good on his boast, winning 7,746 votes. On Election 10

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Day alone, his campaign made 17,000 phone calls reminding voters to turn in their ballots. And Hart set a new campaign fundraising record, generating more than $120,000 in campaign donations. On Election Night, a beaming Hart couldn’t shake enough hands, thank enough supporters, or find enough people to hug. “Why is this man smiling?” Hart asked, speaking of himself, while addressing a crowded room full of spirited Democratic Party activists celebrating at the Arch Rock Fish restaurant. The question was a playful riff on the hit-piece headline. Hart served two council terms before — the last one expiring in 2003 — making him only the second former councilmember to wage a successful comeback. The race was a ho-hummer with no obvious issues or clearly delineated slates of candidates; to the extent there were dramatic tensions, they lay between Hart and Mayor Schneider, who endorsed former councilmember David Landecker rather than Hart, who was backed by the Democratic Party. Both Hart and Schneider have repeatedly said they’ll be able to work with each other, but Schneider’s relations with the Democratic Party establishment, already strained, may emerge worse for wear after this race. (Emblematic of the divide, Schneider held her victory party — along with White and Landecker — at the Casa Blanca restaurant, while the Democratic Party held its at the Arch Rock.) Coming in third was incumbent Frank Hotchkiss, a former member of the Republican Central Committee and one of the council’s more outspoken conservatives. Hotchkiss was somewhat hobbled during the campaign by a pelvic injury sustained when the horse he was riding at Fiesta bucked him. But for conserva-

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tives, Hotchkiss was the clearest of choices, and his 6,522 votes were more than ample to land him a second term. Placing fourth — trailing Hotchkiss by nearly 1,000 votes — was Landecker, who was followed closely by first-time candidate Lesley Wiscomb, a decline-to-state backed largely by slow-growthers and Republicans. Close on Wiscomb’s heels was Megan Diaz Alley, a firsttime candidate, and by far the most outspokenly progressive candidate running; breathing down Alley’s neck was Jason Nelson — the hardcharging newcomer whose 10 months of service in Afghanistan featured prominently in his campaign. Trailing behind Nelson was planning commissioner and decline-to-state moderate Michael Jordan — with 1,705 votes — who got a slow start on fundraising and never made up the difference. Bringing up the rear were two nontraditional candidates who used the campaign trail to raise issues but never the funds needed to be competitive: Cruzito Cruz with 1,202 and Matthew Hunter Kramer with 575. With no clear issues or ballot measures to generate much heat, turnout for the city’s third mail-in election was low, with just 37.9 percent of the eligible voters turning in their ballots.

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Now facing a maximum sentence of 36.6 years in state prison, Penny Estes pleaded guilty last week to 28 felony counts in connection with defrauding victims whose houses burned down in the Jesusita and Tea fires. Estes, the CEO of Green Building America, entered into contracts with her victims, promising to rebuild their homes but then pocketing nearly $4.8 million that she spent on “shopping excursions, airfare, expensive dinners, hotels, travel, and other extravagances,” said DA Joyce Dudley. Estes also pleaded guilty to three felony counts for defrauding an elderly victim from Riverside County, and prosecutors believe she used the stolen money from that operation to fund her illegal Santa Barbara activities. Estes will be sentenced 11/26. Martin Leo Maguire, who ran head-on into a Canadian couple riding their motorcycle across the country in May, pleaded guilty last week to felony driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs causing injury, and admitted to having a prior reduced driving-under-the-influence conviction in 2009. The accident took place on Old Coast Highway, and both of Maguire’s victims lost a leg in the collision. Maguire faces a maximum of nine years in prison and will be sentenced 1/8/14.

Between 10/31 and 11/3 — the days during which Isla Vista’s annual Halloween megaparty reached critical mass with around 12,000-15,000 people on the streets — Santa Barbara Sheriff’s personnel booked 225 people in jail (173 for public intoxication), wrote 249 citations (95 for minor in possession), made 48 medical calls, and responded to 20 search-and-rescue calls. The CHP made 18 arrests (9 for DUI) and wrote 414 tickets. “The number of arrests and citations is fairly consistent with the past two Halloween weekends in Isla Vista,” said Sheriff’s spokesperson Kelly Hoover, noting the turnout was a little lower than previous years, possibly because Halloween overlapped with midterms and UCSB’s parents weekend. Santa Barbara police arrested a 24-year-old man 11/1 for allegedly trying to kill his cousin during an argument last week. David Aviles, according to detectives, stabbed the 31-year-old victim multiple times in the front yard of their residence in the 200 block of West De la Guerra Street. The victim, who hasn’t been publicly identified, then stumbled to the 800 block of Bath Street, where he knocked on a nearby door for help. “Investigators do not believe this is a gang incident,” said SBPD spokesperson Sgt. Riley Harwood. “This investigation is still ongoing, and additional details are being withheld.” Aviles has been charged with attempted murder, and his bail is set at $500,000. The family of beloved Santa Barbara filmmaker Mike deGruy, who died February 2012 in a helicopter crash at an airport in Australia, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against director James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and the Robinson Helicopter Company. DeGruy and pilot Andrew Wight, who also died in the crash, were taking off to film ocean footage for an upcoming Cameron production when their Robinson-made R44 helicopter dropped from about 10 feet in


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Taps for Arlington West Arlington West, the makeshift cemetery honoring the U.S. servicemen and women killed in Iraq and Afghanistan that’s shown up at various intervals on the beach at the foot of Stearns Wharf, will reappear this Sunday for perhaps its final installment. The occasion also marks the 10th anniversary of its first appearance on November 2, 2003 (pictured above). At that time, there were only 342 crosses laid out in the sand. Since then, the number of troops killed in the two conflicts has jumped to roughly 6,900. When that figure hit 3,000, Arlington West organizers and volunteers made the strategic decision to plant no more than 1,000 crosses. During the height of the conflicts, Arlington West went up every week. As the wars dragged on, the memorial went up on a monthly basis. But with the wars either over or winding down and the volunteers running out of steam, a decision was made to take a hiatus. Although most of the organizers clearly have been critical of the two military campaigns launched in the aftermath of 9/11, they strove to create a solemn space, free of partisan rhetoric, where people could visit the symbolic resting place of a loved one or simply take in the moment. Over the years, 1,500 crosses were visited by friends or relatives, some multiple times. This Sunday, volunteers will set up the crosses from about 7:30-10 a.m. State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, County Supervisor Janet Wolf, and others will make comments starting at 4 p.m. Candles will be lit by the crosses, and after the sun sets, Stephen Sherrill, — Nick Welsh one of the original organizers of the event, will deliver final remarks.

the air and burst into flames. The model, which some have called the “Ford Pinto” of helicopters, has been involved in numerous other lawsuits around the world. The family believes that Wight, whose production company Earthship Pods and estate were also named in the suit, reached to close an open door shortly after takeoff and then lost control of the helicopter. The suit contends that Cameron’s company should have known that Wight “was incompetent or unfit to fly the subject helicopter,” and that Robinson has long been aware of the “propensity of its helicopters’ aluminum fuel tanks to rupture on impact,” but did not fix the defects.

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the Sacramento Bee, and three Radius real estate brokers, who all spoke to a huge crowd of area business leaders at the Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort. Read all about it at independent.com. The Amgen Tour of California will again visit Santa Barbara in 2014. Stage 5 of the eightstage professional cycling race will start in Pismo Beach and finish at the Santa Barbara waterfront on 5/15, the tour’s presenter AEG announced this week. The next day’s stage will start in Santa Clarita. Sacramento will be the initial starting point of the ninth annual race on 5/11, and it will wind up in Thousand Oaks on 5/18.

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City Airport Director Karen Ramsdell announced this week she’s retiring from her position on 12/30 after 37 years of public service, 26 of which were as airport director. During her tenure, Ramsdell oversaw the major Airline Terminal Improvement Project, a $55-million effort that included the construction of the new Jack Rickard Terminal and the relocation and renovation of the historic 1942 Terminal. She also managed efforts to restore large portions of wetlands in and around the Goleta Slough. City officials said a search is currently underway to find Ramsdell’s replacement.

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday received a report on the county’s financial health, which was diagnosed for now as ill but expected to make a full recovery by the 2018-2019 fiscal year. According to the report, the deficit for the 20142015 fiscal year hovers around $7.9 million but is expected to morph into a $6.8 million surplus in five years. The report also noted that the biggest cost increases for ’14-’15 will revolve around salaries and benefits and that the Affordable Care Act remains “a large unknown” for the Health Services departments.

The annual Radius Real Estate & Economic Forecast on 10/31 doled out both tricks and treats for the state of California’s and Santa Barbara County’s economies. The breakfast, now in its sixth year, featured speeches by Dan Walters, a well-known political journalist for

In the ongoing chess match over the future of Camp 4, the 1,400 acres of Santa Ynez Valley land that the Chumash tribe hopes to annex into their reservation, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors made their latest move last cont’d page 12  week, when they sent their

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n the spirit of Veterans Day, it seems expected that the county’s 25,000 veterans would come together to honor the men and women who have served in uniform. But a recent visit to the Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building during one of its council meetings proved some wounds run too deep. Bickering between two muddled factions of old-timers and new members has divided the 11-member veterans council. The newer vets have pushed to spruce up the county-owned property along oceanfront Cabrillo Boulevard. Former Navy pilot John Blankenship and his wife, Hazel — a former Saigon-based CIA agent considered a hard-liner by her adversaries — entered the picture in 2003 and are both representatives on the Pierre Claeyssens Museum and Library Foundation. The Blankenships accepted a $1 million check from the late Santa Barbara philanthropist in 2003 to give the aging building a facelift and convert the fairly bare structure into a museum and FRESH BRASS: Charles “Crash” Huff is the second new attraction. manager to take over the memorial building in six months. Plans to repurpose the building were all but axed after it was declared eral months, didn’t have accounting records a historical structure built on Chumash bones, or an operating fund, and had hired undocubut the proposal has continued to spark intense mented workers. Although Chair Steve Penner backlash from long-standing opponents. announced those specific issues had been Largely represented by Bob Handy — the vet- resolved, continuous infighting and the fact that erans council’s former vice chair — the older building has seen two new managers since June vets have continuously shot down the proposed have raised red flags. grooming efforts, claiming the underlying “It’s kind of like a festering sore … every time motives are to glorify war instead of providing you pull the bandage off, the scab comes off,” said Handy, who narrowly lost a contested elecnecessary benefits to old and new veterans. tion for chair to incumbent Penner at the coorFALLOUT dinating council’s meeting last week. There are roughly 10,000 veterans from the Less than a mile from the veterans building, Iraq and Afghanistan wars — 6,000 are under about 500 veterans attend Santa Barbara City 35 years old — in Santa Barbara County. But the College — and another 150 go to UCSB — but internal power struggle within the coordinating only four of the 30 vets present at the last meetcouncil appears to have not only halted efforts to ing were under 50 years old. One of the younger expand counseling, networking, and socializing men, Raymond Morua, who served in Iraq services but also deterred many vets from even from 2001 to 2004 and currently works for Lois stepping foot inside the veterans building. Capps’s office, has worked with veteran Michael County officials — who have been made Kwan to explore options to use the building as a well aware of disputes between the warring fac- hub to provide services for all vets. tions — will soon have to decide whether or not Morua and Kwan hope the building’s future to allow the coordinating council to manage functions can emulate a military collaborative the building. An audit in January 2012 deter- in Ventura that holds quarterly meetings to procont’d page 14  mined that it lacked liability insurance for sev- vide services for veterans november 7, 2013

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News of theWeek news briefs cont’d official letter to Gov. Jerry Brown asking him to voice opposition to the proposal. The letter references the earlier move by the Chumash to ask Congress to approve the annexation, which could be much quicker than the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ traditional fee-to-trust process. The supervisors argue that the annexation would take it off the tax rolls and beyond the control of land-use regulations, but that they “continue to meet with the Tribe in regards to developing Camp 4 to meet the housing needs of the Tribe’s members through the process available to all property owners in Santa Barbara County.” It’s all the dirty water you ever needed to know about: Heal the Ocean released a database this week that reveals all the water-quality data on beaches from Guadalupe in the north to Rincon in the south during the years 1997-2012. Using information gathered by Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, the County of Santa Barbara’s Environmental Health Services, and the County of Ventura’s Environmental Health Division, Heal the Ocean’s policy analyst James Hawkins was the first to catalogue all the testing results in one place, making it easier to spot trends and evaluate sources of ocean contamination. The hope is that the “Beach Bacteria Database” will be used by policymakers, scientists, and the public, and be copied by other coastal communities in California, where tracking for fecal bacteria in the ocean has been mandatory since 1998. See healtheocean.org. The Goleta City Council unanimously approved the Rincon Palms Hotel on 11/5, putting a near end (there could be some minor tweaks by the Design Review Board) to the developers’ years-long and multiple-iterations process. The approved hotel — with 138 rooms, 180 parking spots, and a rooftop deck — is shorter and has less square footage than previous incarnations, changes the developers made to appease opponents’ concerns about obstructed mountain views and increased traffic. The project is expected to provide the city with $700,000 a year in transient-occupancy tax revenue. A workers’ compensation office will remain in the Santa Barbara area after State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson helped broker a deal

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with state officials to prevent all the cases at the current Goleta office from being transferred to Oxnard, as had been planned. In September, the state’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced that it would be shuttering the Goleta branch — the only workers’ comp office in the county — and merging its caseload and employees with those at the Oxnard location, which the DIR said was roomier and less expensive. Under the new agreement, the Goleta office will remain open until 11/18, with the Santa Barbara office opening sometime in late December. Between the closure and the opening, clients will have to use the Oxnard office.

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Dr. Stephen Hosea believes he might have picked a bad time to switch his diet from meat and potatoes to fish and vegetables. The Santa Barbara physician discussed the dangers of nuclear power plants at a lunchtime conference packed with health-care professionals at Cottage Hospital last week. Studies indicate cesium levels in bluefin tuna caught off the West Coast is a lingering result from the nuclear plant meltdown of Fukushima in March 2011, Hosea explained. Over two years after the Japanese nuke plant was struck by an earthquakeinduced tsunami, the level of radioactive material discovered in these fish is greater than the level prior to the Fukushima disaster. American officials originally stated this waste would dilute in the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, but that has not been the case, Hosea said. Though cesium levels found in these species are lower than government regulations, he went on, there is no safe dose of radiation. Further, information from the government about the dangers of radioactivity is largely unavailable. “I don’t claim to be an expert,” Hosea said at the conference, “but I claim to be a citizen of the world who wants to know about this information.” Hosea encouraged people to question authority, spread the word, and join the movement to shut down the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, which is located just 90 miles up the coast and is the only operating nuke plant in the state after the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station was shut down in June. Mothers for Peace — an anti-nuke nonprofit advocating shutting down Diablo — will hold a meeting on November 20 at the Courtyard Marriott in San Luis Obispo. The power plant’s license is up for renewal in 2024. — Kelsey Brugger


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il and water don’t play well together. But in Santa Barbara County, steam could be a different story. When, in 2009, Santa Maria Energy proposed drilling 110 new oil wells on its property south of Orcutt — the wells, like the 26 pilot wells before them, would employ an extraction technique known as cyclic steam injection — the INJECTING DEBATE: The county Planning Commission company knew it would be recently approved Santa Maria Energy’s oil-drilling project, but contending with Califor- environmentalists are fighting back. nia’s recently implemented Global Warming Solutions Act (AB ), which steam generators, the chief emissions culprits. aims to reduce the state’s greenhouse-gas emis- The oil — an estimated 3,300 barrels a day — sions to 1990 levels by 2020. Earlier this year, will be extracted by injecting the oil-rich diain applying for permits from the county, Santa tomaceous earth with steam, which thins the Maria Energy agreed to make its threshold oil and allows it to flow. (It’s not fracking, Santa nearly twice as strict as the state’s — a 29 per- Maria Energy officials say, because it doesn’t cent threshold of emissions, versus the state’s break the rock.) prescribed 16 percent. And in September, the In its appeal, the EDC claims it would only county’s Planning Commission approved that cost Santa Maria Energy about $1 per barrel 29 percent barometer, paving the way for the — or about $900,000 a year — to achieve zero emissions, a claim that Bob Poole, the comproject. But where the project’s proponents envision pany’s public and government affairs manager, jobs and tax revenue, its opponents see envi- said would unfairly cut into profits. If not zero, ronmental catastrophe. The most vocal critics, the EDC argues, the project should at least be a collection of organizations represented by the held to 10,000 metric tons per year, a standard Environmental Defense Center (EDC), have that the county hasn’t officially adopted but long said that Santa Maria Energy could negate has, like San Luis Obispo County and the Bay the emissions entirely or, at the very least, Area Air Quality Management District, used adhere to the only measure used by the county for projects since the passage of AB . The 29 since AB  — an emissions limit of 10,000 percent figure, Alley said,“came out of thin air” metric tons per year. But when the EDC’s push and is based on a Chula Vista case involving for a tougher threshold didn’t garner enough a Target store. “Once they’ve used it, what’s to support from planning commissioners in Sep- keep them from using it again?” Alley said. “It tember, the organization appealed the approval would create momentum.” to the Board of Supervisors, who are set to vote Pool said he is “optimistic” the appeal will on it this Tuesday. How they’ll vote is anyone’s be denied, and that, to assuage any worries, guess — the commissioners’ 3-2 vote followed the company has “contingency plan upon conhours of wrangling — but whatever action they tingency plan,” including berms around the take on the appeal could establish a precedent facility, a live monitoring system, and environmental protections. What people shouldn’t for the county’s future energy projects. “It’s the policy question of, what are we going worry about, Poole said, are the economic to set the threshold at and what is the mitiga- benefits: 50-75 permanent jobs and nearly tion going to be?” said EDC attorney Nathan $470,000 generated every day. Fifth District Alley.“Is the county going to be consistent with Supervisor Steve Lavagnino said he is interits own rules and those of neighboring jurisdic- ested in those economic benefits — especially tions or attempt to do the minimum?” Located considering the unemployment in North on the Orcutt Oil Field, behind a vineyard and County — but is also concerned about safety.“I surrounded by farmland, the 32-acre site is know that there are responsible people on both already home to Santa Maria Energy’s Mon- sides of this issue,” he said. terey Shale drilling operations. It is also home Alley said that although he appreciated to the abandoned town of Bicknell, where oil Santa Maria Energy’s backup plans, he said they still suggest potential problems. While oil workers lived in the early 1900s. The 29 percent threshold for the 110 wells seeping can occur naturally, Alley said he was would bring their projected greenhouse-gas concerned that Pacific Coast Energy Company, emissions down from 70,000 metric tons a also with a facility in Orcutt Oil Field, recently year to just under 50,000; any amount over had to install seep cans — the permits for which that will require Santa Maria Energy to employ the supervisors will also be looking at on Tueson-site mitigation measures or buy carbon day — to control the oil rising to the surface. credits. The project also comes with two steam “You’re waiting for it to happen, and then waitgenerators, a crude-oil pipeline, and a water ing to find it, and then trying to correct it,” he pipeline that will transfer nearly 300,000 gal- said.“It’s been somewhat effective in containing lons of softened recycled wastewater daily from the seeps. It’d be a lot better not to have the the Laguna County Sanitation District for the seeps.”

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Possibly the only person brave or crazy enough to intervene is a pilot nicknamed “Crash.” Just over two weeks ago, Commander Charles “Crash” Huff — who survived a helicopter crash in 1989 — became the second person to take over the position of building operator/ executive director since June. He said he plans to be the face of the building — rather than just turn on and off the lights — and beef up the council’s funds by applying for grants and increasing the number of groups who rent out space. Currently, the large building hosts Alcoholics Anonymous, yoga classes, the Organic Soup Kitchen, wedding receptions, quinceañeras, and other events for a relatively small

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fee, which brings in roughly $100,000 a year. “In the past, they just did it incorrectly,” Huff said. “Crash wants to do it better than it’s been done before.” Huff also promised “improved lines of communication, 100 percent transparency, and laboring consistency.” Never spending more than three years in one place, Huff worked as city manager and operations officer in Puerto Rico, Sicily, and Ventura County after retiring from his position as a Navy commander for 25 years. Expressing skepticism of Huff ’s ability to quell the ongoing dispute, Handy said, “He’s coming from the military, where it’s black-andwhite … in civilian management, there’s gray areas, and that is difficult for senior military people to understand.” “It seems right now that the issues have reached a peak,” said Supervisor Janet Wolf. “We’ve just been getting so many phone calls.” At the last coordinating council meeting, Penner told the group that communication with the county should go through the chair. Wolf later clarified she always encourages anyone to call her office to express concern. Veterans plan to pack the December 3 Board of Supervisors meeting to convince the supes they are capable of setting aside their differences. The supervisors are expected to vote at that meeting on whether the council will maintain control of the building.

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save a soul? That’s what water agencies across the state are now screaming about the proposal to reduce the allowable amount of chromium-6 in drinking water to the nation’s lowest level. Yelling just as loudly for even lower standards are the environmentalists who complain that California just isn’t going far enough to get “chrome 6” out of the mix. The chemical, also known as hexavalent chromium, rose to global attention in the 1990s, when legal clerk Erin Brockovich fought for residents of Hinkley, California, against Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), whose use of chrome 6 as a cleaning agent was believed to have caused a cancer spike in the region. PG&E eventually paid $333 million to Hinkleyites, whose story became a popular Hollywood movie starring Julia Roberts, and the resulting public outcry led Sacramento politicians to demand stricter chrome 6 regulations statewide. More than a decade later, and faced with legal threats over the unexplained delays, the state’s Department of Public Health is on the verge of passing a new standard that, as proposed, would take the allowable levels from the current 50 parts per billion down to 10 parts

per billion. (The federal level, meanwhile, is 100 parts per billion.) The rules are expected to go into effect by July 2014, and the state is currently reviewing more than 18,000 public comments submitted on the proposal, many from water agencies worried that the required treatment levels might throw them into bankruptcy or disrupt their ability to provide water to homes, farms, and businesses. The underlying problem for certain water agencies — specifically in places like the eastern Santa Ynez Valley, where chromium leaches out of the blue-green serpentine rocks of the San Rafael Mountains — is that the 10-parts-perbillion level is actually less than what nature provides. In the case of the Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District, which serves most of the homes and ranches east of Solvang all the way into Happy Canyon, including the towns of Santa Ynez, Ballard, and Los Olivos as well as the Chumash reservation, the cost of updating to the treatment facilities that would be required to remove the natural chromium could be anywhere from $10 million to $35 million. Those costs, according to the district’s general manager, Chris Dahlstrom, would be “crushing,” amounting to immediate rate hikes of 21 to 60 percent. “If they enact the law as it is, it would be an immediate requirement to shut down all of our upland wells, and there are some severe consequences of doing that,” said Dahlstrom, noting


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WATER WOES: Chris Dahlstrom of the Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District believes that the state failed to anticipate how expensive and disruptive the new chromium-6 regulations will be for water agencies.

that those wells provide more than half of the district’s water during peak flow times, and losing them would mean strict conservation measures for existing customers, a moratorium on new users, and perhaps even periodically cutting off agricultural use, which could be devastating for vineyards. “Not only is it a water-supply issue; it’s an economic issue, as well,” said Dahlstrom. “This could affect millions of dollars worth of grape production and other farming.” In October, Dahlstrom wrote a letter to the state requesting the level be moved to 25 parts per billion and, if not, allowing either more time or special consideration for small, rural districts like his. The costs could be even more shocking for residents of the eastern Santa Ynez Valley’s handful of ranchette subdivisions that run their own mutual water companies: In the case of Santa Ynez Rancho Estates, home to nearly 100 ranches and 200 residents, the estimate is $5,000 to $10,000 in additional costs per year per user. “That’s clearly unaffordable,” said Sig Hansen, a resident there who is also vice president of water operations. “Typically, we don’t even pay close to that, not even our biggest users.” But these smaller water purveyors — which also include Oak Trail Estates, Woodstock Ranch, and Rancho Ynecita — have more options, including the ability to install point-of-use treatment facilities, such as reverse osmosis systems, in everyone’s home as an interim solution. The added costs, which the Association of California Water Agencies has estimated at $616 million statewide, might be easier to stomach if there were clear evidence supporting the 10-parts-per-billion standards, but Dahlstrom, Hansen, and many other water agency representatives claim that there simply isn’t any.“If this was something truly protecting the public’s health, we’d certainly be advocates, and we strive for that,” said Dahlstrom. “But because we believe that the science is bad, this seems to be all about political pressure.” Hansen agreed, explaining, “Obviously, we’re very concerned about the quality of the water we are delivering, but there’s a lot of skepticism over these requirements, and I think it’s well-founded.” Hammering the state from the other side

are the environmentalists who sued last year to move the new standard forward, namely the Environmental Working Group (EWG), Natural Resources Defense Council, and Clean Water Action. “We think the 10 parts per billion is too high for several reasons,” said EWG’s Renée Sharp, explaining that it’s a known carcinogen, that the level is 500 times the public health goal of 0.02 parts per billion set by the state a couple of years ago (which aims to reduce incidents of chromiumrelated cancer to one in a million), and that chrome 6 is also known to cause liver damage. Pointing to studies done on rats and mice as evidence of its harm and explaining that she hopes California will become a model for the country with these standards, Sharp said, “From our perspective, the prevention of illness is so much more inexpensive than the treatment of it, and this is one way of doing that.” The state isn’t doing interviews on the proposed standards right now, instead sending reporters to the Department of Health’s chromium-6 site and explaining, “Due to ongoing rulemaking and the pending litigation regarding the proposed Maximum Contaminant Level, the California Department of Public Health is unable to provide an interview at this time.”A spokesperson did, however, confirm in an email that the department will “work closely with non-compliant drinking water systems using various tools to help develop a plan to bring the system back into compliance.” Those tools include education on options, technical assistance, and grants and loans to help pay for the new systems. That promise isn’t doing much to get rid of the funny taste in the mouths of people like Sig Hansen, who’s been drinking the same “chromium-tainted” Santa Ynez Valley water his whole life, just like his mom, who lived to 99 years old, and his wife, who’s been guzzling it since 1982. “She drinks more water than anybody, and she’s perfectly healthy,” said Hansen. “In fact, she looks so good, people ask her what kind of water she’s drinking.” Come 2014, that water just might be a few parts per billion — and a lot of dollar bills — different.

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famously insisted, doesn’t play craps with the universe. Being a board-certified genius, maybe Einstein knew a thing or two about God. But clearly, the frowsy-haired wonder didn’t know squat about California water agencies, which in the cosmological order of things, probably outrank even the Almighty. In California, securing a semi-reliable supply of the wet stuff is all about rolling the dice and betting the farm. The question indelicately posed to the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors this Tuesday was just whose farm was getting wagered and whose hands were rolling the dice. The answer, predictably, hovered somewhere between bad and worse. The answer to the first question is that no less than $100 million of county water customers’ hard-earned cash is on the table, and probably a whole lot more. This will help pay for a massive pipe dream — concocted by Governor Jerry Brown — to more reliably transport the waters of Northern California rivers to the unquenchably thirsty customers of the Southland. Where I live, $100 million qualifies as serious money. If Brown wants to tap us for that kind of dough, fine: Hold an election. But if Brown has his way, there’ll never be any such vote. Tuesday’s was one of those classic meetings where high-powered players with shiny bald heads, expensive suits, and chiseled features were talking about all kinds of things they weren’t really talking about, only they really were.

Water’s like that. On the table was a proposal to extend the contract life between the Central Coast Water Authority (CCWA) — which for 16 years has been delivering unto Santa Barbara County varying quantities of liquid life from California’s northern rivers via a network of 444 miles of aqueduct and 700 miles of pipes and pumps that’s known as the State Water Project — and the California Department of Water Resources. Given that the contract in question doesn’t expire until 2038, this seemed puzzlingly premature. Thank God Carolee Krieger — Santa Barbara’s cheerfully apocalyptic Queen of the Cassandras — was on hand to pitch a fit. Krieger, who has been predicting the State Water System will bankrupt Santa Barbara since before voters first approved it in 1991, suggested that the proposed contract extension might have more to do with financing the previously mentioned Bay Delta Conservation Plan, which in its most recent incarnation will cost $25 billion to build. That money will pay to build and install two massive underground tunnels — each 40 feet in diameter and 30 miles long — 50 feet beneath the ecologically challenged and challenging Bay Delta up by Stockton and Sacramento. The Delta has emerged as the major bottleneck in the State Water System because the pumps needed to suck northern waters to parts south are so sufficiently powerful they make rivers run backward and have rendered certain fish populations — once plentiful — nearly obsolete. In deference to the

near-extinct fish — the now-infamous Delta smelt — water deliveries have had to be cut back to unacceptable levels. The Twin Tunnels, as they are called, are Jerry Brown’s solution. In announcing this plan last year, Brown famously said, “I want to get shit done.” Thus far in his term as governor, Brown clearly has. But with the Twin Tunnels, I have serious doubts. On the question of the State Water Project, I have always been profoundly ambivalent. On any given day, I can’t tell whether I think the whole system is miraculously monstrous or monstrously miraculous. I opposed it at the time for all the boring predictable reasons: It was too expensive, it was unreliable, and there were cheaper, better alternatives. It’s worth noting that the City of Santa Barbara has paid $68 million for State Water since 1997 only to receive a fraction of its entitled deliveries. Even in wet years, the system is oversubscribed; in dry ones, good luck. A few years ago, when the prospect of a drought started to become serious, the city’s water commission concluded Santa Barbara could reliably expect to receive 24 to 26 percent of what it paid for. (City water planners, it should be noted, peg the reliability at 50 percent, and the folks with CCWA put the number at 77 percent.) I understand that for people who insist on transforming a semiarid environment into Paradise, water will always be priceless. But at the risk of mixing my apples and oranges, I would point out that for $68 million, City Hall could have built not just one but three desalination plants. Yes, they are very

expensive to operate, but unlike State Water, they are 100 percent reliable, meaning — unlike State Water — you actually get what you pay for. Given this jaundiced attitude, you can understand how I might recoil at being asked to now pay even more money to improve the odds of actually receiving something I never wanted in the first place. The bad news, at least according to Ray Stokes of the Central Coast Water Authority, is it doesn’t really matter what the board of supervisors thinks or does about the proposed contract extension. It can and will happen regardless, he said. If the supervisors saw fit to give their blessing, he added, they could probably secure lower interest rates. The good news, however, was that the supervisors weren’t as inclined to roll over and play dead as the Santa Barbara City Council did two weeks prior. With much theatrical incredulity, Supervisor Salud Carbajal likened Stokes’s proposition to “extortion.” Supervisor Peter Adam twirled his one-of-akind signature mustache and pondered out loud — in a pleasantly challenging fashion — just what would happen if the supervisors chose to “do nothing.” And all but one of the supervisors expressed serious skepticism about some aspect of the Twin Tunnels scheme. And better yet, the supervisors’ attorney, the deep-voiced Michael Ghizzoni, seemed not just well informed about a ridiculously technical legal matter, but almost chomping at the bit to do battle with Stokes over the county’s alleged lack of options. In the meantime, to steal a line from my favorite weatherman, Ethan Stewart,“I’m rooting for rain and betting on mayhem.” — Nick Welsh

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e all know Santa Barbara has one of the prettiest harbors on the coast, but you might not know who keeps it that way. A dedicated group of men and women with a wide range of physical, developmental, and mental-health disabilities has been sweeping sidewalks, cleaning restrooms, emptying trash, and generally keeping the harbor beautiful for more than 20 years. The Harbor Crew works visibly for the community and among neighbors and friends, which provides a great source of pride and self-esteem. They challenge the norm, mostly living independently, getting to work by bus, bike, or in their own cars. The program could not survive without supplementary funding through Tri-Counties Regional Center and the Department of Rehabilitation. But with rates frozen around 1994 levels, the Crew is seeking donations for new uniform shirts, hats, hoodies, and safety equipment to see them through the cold winter. Go to indiegogo.com/ projects/hoodies to donate. And the next time you stroll the waterfront, keep an eye out for the Harbor Crew and say — Peter Lackner, S.B. hello.

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he Nuclear Regulatory Commission will be taking comments on what you think about their plan to store highly radioactive waste on our seismically active coast for the next 300 years” (Santa Lucian, Nov. 2013). If you disagree, as I do, make your voice heard at the meeting scheduled for November 20. The NRC is exposing the people of this county, state, nation, and world to the possibility of a horrendous nuclear accident. There is no scientifically proven solution for safely disposing of nuclear waste. The waste is stored in unprotected, vulnerable pools. The only solution is to stop making waste by shutting down the plant and moving the waste to dry casks. The waste in dry casks survived Fukushima; the open pools did not. A major earthquake at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant is possible according to the U.S. Geological Survey. What will happen then? Another Fukushima. Please attend the November 20 meeting: Courtyard Marriott,  Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo; 6 p.m. open house, 7-10 p.m. meeting. See the mothersforpeace .org website for further information. — Andrea Caulfield, Los Osos

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template, Montecito becoming a wasteland of empty chichi eateries, barren beauty salons, and echoing real estate offices. Plastic surgeons in the unemployment line, the Coral Casino having a hard time filling cabanas, mansions going begging at 1960s prices. How come? Well, Dan Walters, who’s been covering California politics since Jerry Brown’s first term, dropped into Santa Barbara the other day, warning that if California overtaxes the one-percenters, the state could become (gasp!) another bankrupt Detroit. If we keep raising taxes on the high-income elite, we could see capitalists fleeing en masse to tax-haven Nevada, depriving California of all that budget-balancing tax loot, Walters told the Radius Real Estate & Economic Forecast meeting. Walters, a Sacramento Bee columnist who’s cranked out more than 7,500 columns over the years, warned that legislation can have “unforeseen consequences” in drying up income taxes and the flow of capital. But the business folk who were gathered at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort relaxed a little when he noted that newly elected legislators seem more moderate than previous Berkeleyites and that the recent legislative session was “fairly mild.” He sees rays of hope. Don’t panic, Montecito.

SEEKING SLEAZE: Before his talk, I told Walters

about the time I headed up to Sacto in hopes of interviewing as sleazy a lobbyist as I could find, one bent on corrupting our Boy Scout legislators. I asked Jack O’Connell, then a Santa Barbara assemblyman and truly as pure as the driven snow, to find some cigar-chomping creep with hundred-dollar bills stuffed in his pocket. O’Connell showed up with his wife and a young blonde lobbyist also as pure as etc., etc. No scandal there and no cigar for me, but an interesting interview anyway. O’Connell, who went on to become state superintendent of public instruction, was at one time being urged to run for Congress (preCapps) and promised strong Demo support. But O’Connell had no desire to climb on the Washington merry-go-round and wisely stayed in California. Some thought he was bound for glory as governor, but that’s never happened either, wisely, no doubt. LOVE, SEDUCTION, BETRAYAL: No, not this

week’s City Council election, but Opera Santa Barbara’s staging of Puccini’s Tosca. It shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday night, November 8, and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Granada. LIFE OR DEATH: (No, still not the election.)

It’s theater at its best when two fine actors passionately debate life and death. In The Sunset Limited, “White” (played by Joe Spano) is saved from suicide under wheels of a train by “Black”

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(Tucker Smallwood). After they argue such issues as whether there’s really a you-know-who, the question is whether White will embrace life or head back to that train station. The play by Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men) is being staged through November 17 by Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura. REMEMBER BOOKS? Who reads serious books

anymore, much less goes to talks by authors? Well, cynics might be surprised to learn that UCSB’s Campbell Hall was sold out for days before Doris Kearns Goodwin’s talk on Monday night, put on by UCSB Arts & Lectures. Goodwin’s Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln was the basis of the Oscar-winning movie Lincoln. And now the Pulitzer winner’s new 900-plus-page wristbreaker, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, which was published this week, has been picked up by Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks studio. CHICAGO SNOWED IN: Although Santa Bar-

bara has had four female mayors in just the past 30 years, the city of Chicago has had exactly one since it was incorporated 176 years ago. In 1979 Jane Byrne broke the male monopoly in “the city of big shoulders” after Chicagoans were enraged at City Hall because a massive blizzard paralyzed the town and snow clearance was glacially slow. Incidentally, the town’s first and only

ALL THE PRESIDENTS: Doris Kearns Goodwin spoke to a sold-out crowd on Monday night.

woman mayor was unseated four years later by Chicago’s first black mayor, Harold Washington. SPEAKING OF MY HOMETOWN: Santa Bar-

bara High’s superb theater program is staging the musical Chicago, based on the 1926 play. Roxie Hart in trouble, murder, and all that. Tonight (I’ll be there), November 7, and November 8-10. READ ALL ABOUT IT: The Santa Barbara Inde-

pendent’s website, independent.com, has been named the Best Weekly or Non-Daily Newspaper Website in North America by Editor & Publisher magazine. We beat the big boys. Check it out: independent.com/eppy.

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Robert W. (Bob/Chris) Christensen  – 

Robert W. (Bob/Chris) Christensen passed away quietly at home on //. He was born in Bakersfield in  and moved to Santa Barbara as a teenager. He graduated from Santa Barbara High School and obtained a BS in Pharmacology from USC. He enlisted in the Navy after graduation, attended Officer Candidate school and was assigned to Underwater Demolition Team Eleven as a nd Lieutenant. After discharge from active duty he briefly worked as a Pharmacist but quit in  to pursue a commercial diving career. He was instrumental in the formation of Santa Barbara City College’s Marine Diving Technician Program where he taught for  years. He retired from teaching in  and after several years of retirement joined Kirby Morgan Diving Systems where he worked until this year. Bob was a pioneer in the diving industry as well as an avid fisherman, backpacker, gardener and cook. His love for the outdoors took him to the high Sierras backpacking with his family most summers in his younger years and then to the R Ranch in Northern California where he enjoyed quietly fishing and spending time under the trees with his wife. His love of the oceans, lakes, rivers and streams was unparalleled; life was grand with a fishing pole in his hands. He is survived by his wife, June, his children John (Marcie) Christensen, Susan (Darrin) Gollnick, Lisa Christensen, Katherine (Roger) Collis, Nathan Lane (former partner Kerry), nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all. For information on his memorial please call -- or to RSVP using the following

link: www.SignUpGenius.com/ go/CFAAAFDAFB-bobs Donations can be made in Bob’s Memory to either the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum  Harbor Way #, Santa Barbara, CA  or to Christensen Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Santa Barbara City College MDT Dept.,  Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA .

Jonny D. Wallis

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Katherine Laughlin Isaacson // – //

Katherine Laughlin Isaacson passed away on Sunday, November rd surrounded by family and close friends. She was born December th,  in Keene, New Hampshire to Rosemary and Herbert Laughlin and attended Castilleja girls school in Palo Alto and Marymount of Santa Barbara. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley and earned a teaching credential at San Francisco State University. Katherine grew up spending her summers at her family’s cabin on the remote west side of Fallen Leaf Lake on the border of the Desolation Wilderness. In , after a few weeks of courtship, she accepted a marriage proposal from R. Deming Isaacson and they were married at All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. Katherine devoted her time to raising her three children, John, Thomas,

Death Notices GARFIELD, Russell Jay; of Santa Barbara; died October , ; he was . Service: November , : am at Welch-Ryce-Haider Goleta Chapel,  Ward Drive. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. MONTERO, Francisco, Jr.; of Santa Maria; died November , ; he was . Viewing AM-PM November  Welch-RyceHaider Funeral Chapels downtown. Rosary PM Holy Cross Church. Funeral mass November  AM Holy Cross Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. OLIVER, Richard Alan; of Santa Barbra; died July ,  (Born: //). The family requests that flowers be given to a loved one in memory of Richard . McDermott Crockett Mortuary in S.B. handled arrangements. 22

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and Holly. She returned to teaching at All Saints-by-the-Sea Parish School and taught first grade at the Isla Vista School for  years. Katherine was a life-long learner who held a passion for music, literature, and the arts. She sang in the All Saints church choir and the Santa Barbara Opera Chorus. Throughout her life, Katherine gave selflessly to her family, friends, and students. She is survived by her husband R. Deming Isaacson, three children John, Thomas, Holly, four grandchildren Anton, Ibbie, Katherine, Candice, her mother Rosemary R. Laughlin, and siblings Herbert Laughlin Jr., Margaret (Peggy) C. Laughlin, and Nancy Laughlin. A memorial service for Katherine will be held at All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church on Saturday, November th at pm.

RAPSON, Sue G.; of Santa Barbara; died November , ; she was . Memorial service November  AM Calvary Baptist Church,  W. Islay St. Santa Barbara. Memorial Donations: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church and/or Westmont College. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. STEINER, Peter Edward; of Santa Barbara; died October ,  (Born: //); he was . Funeral Mass on Thursday, Nov th, at the Old Mission. Arrangements by WelchRyce-Haider -. YEE, Robert G.; of Santa Barbara; died October ,  (Born: //); he was .Visitation;  to pm, / at the Welch-Ryce-Haider Santa Barbara Chapel. Graveside service; am, / at Santa Barbara Cemetery. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -.

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Jonny D. Wallis, born in Bakersfield, California, on April , , died at her Goleta home of  years on November , . Jonny departed life as she lived it—with steady courage and determination. Jonny graduated from Mission Central Catholic High School in San Luis Obispo. She attended Santa Barbara City College and graduated from UCSB with degrees in English and political science. She completed her law degree at Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles and was admitted to the practice of law in California in . A founding member of GoletaNow! and a proponent of cityhood for Goleta, she was elected to the first city council in  and re-elected in . She served as mayor in . From  to  she served on the Goleta City Planning Commission. Prior to her work on cityhood, she chaired the Goleta Old Town Project Area Committee, encouraging all segments of the community to participate in the development of the Old Town revitalization plan. Other public service included the County of Santa Barbara Park Commission, the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments, and BEACON. She was named Goleta Woman of the Year in . She is survived by her spouse, Catherine E. Bednar; her niece Leslie J. Stephens of Goleta; her nephew David L. Stephens of Atlanta, Georgia; and their families. No services are planned. Donations in her memory may be made to Direct Relief International,  South La Patera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA  (www. directrelief.org) or to K- PALS, P.O. Box , Santa Barbara, CA  (www.k-pals.org).

Herbert William Fredlund  – 

Herbert William Fredlund, , was born in Alhambra, California, on August , . His family moved to Santa Barbara where he attended McKinnley Elementary, Santa Barbara Junior High, and Santa Barbara High Schools. While in school he excelled in instrumental music and it was music that he made his life’s work. When he was  the United States went to war and he joined the Coast Guard. He was put into the band and was transferred to San Francisco. During a rehearsal he was asked if he could play piano for the women’s choir and he fell in love with the lead soprano even though she couldn’t keep the beat. When he told her that, she smacked him, and that was that. They met in April, were engaged in August, and Herb and Dorothy Lillian Selina were married in October of . In November, Herb set to sea with the Coast Guard where he was clerk to the ship’s Chaplain on a Hospital vessel. He played piano for services. He was a natural sailor and spent his time on the ship while not working walking the decks and hanging over the edge. He was never seasick in his life and from that time loved being on the water. After his war time service Herb collected his wife and new daughter, Nancy Jean, from Bristol, CT, and returned to Santa Barbara. He returned to college on the G.I. Bill and graduated from the Riviera campus of Santa Barbara College which later became the University of California, Santa Barbara. While in Santa Barbara they lived at Hoff Heights where, second daughter, Ann Elizabeth was born. He began teaching in Calistoga, California, where son, Herbert William, Jr., was born; then Barstow, California, where daughter, Meredith Selina, was born; San Bernardino; and returned to Santa Barbara where son, James Brewster, was born. He taught at La Cumbre Jr. High School for  years, retiring in . While the family was in Barstow, Herb commuted to Redlands University, where he earned his Master’s Degree in clarinet performance. Teaching music was Herb’s job and he did it with grace and fun. He had so much to say about being a music teacher that he wrote a book about the experience. But, first and foremost, Herb was a musician and there was not an instrument he could not play within a few hours. He was much in demand as a pianist and played with many ensembles on clarinet and sax. He was offered a job with the Johnny Carson band but turned it down because he didn’t think it would last and he had  children to support. For years he played every Saturday night at the Cabrillo Recreation Center dances with “Joe, and

the Kilowatts” dance band. Herb was a man of many talents. He was a visual artist as well as a musician and he was a gifted writer. He had many passions one of which was sailing and being on the ocean. He was the proud owner of several boats and spent most of his leisure time on the water with his family. He had the true Viking mentality and would sail off into the horizon, not returning until he just happened to return. He was very active and rode his bicycle every morning well into his ’s. He loved the out of doors and he loved any kind of travel. He made it his goal to take his children to every State and he would plan cross country trips accordingly. He was active with both his sons in the Boy Scouts and was part of the leadership of Boy Scout Troop  where he participated in all the activities. After his retirement from teaching he became increasingly involved in the local chapter of the American Federation of Music where he served as Vice-President for many years and as President for a few months before retiring. Herb is survived by four of his five children; Nancy Jean McCradie from Green Valley Lake, and Santa Barbara, California, Herbert William Fredlund, Jr., of Orcutt, California; Meredith Selina Sedgwick of Santa Barbara, California; and James Brewster Fredlund of Buckeye, Arizona. Preceding him is his wife of  years, Dorothy Lillian Fredlund, who passed on in , and his daughter, Ann Elizabeth Staffeld of Seattle, Washington, who passed on in . Herb is also survived by his  grandchildren, and  great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on November ,  at : at the Goleta location of Welch-Ryce-Haider;  Ward Drive; Santa Barbara, CA . In lieu of flowers Herb was a supporter of the Arts - next time you donate to a non-profit Art organization, please remember Herb.

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District, the theater will complete a project that includes several other major investments in infrastructure, including the Granada Theatre and the adjacent Granada parking garage. After years of research and planning, a decision was reached that this size theater was the one thing the city’s performing arts scene lacked, and it will be very interesting to see just what its arrival means to the various organizations who are the space’s potential users. Given the extraordinary build-out of prime performance space in Santa Barbara during the last decade — not only the New Vic and the Granada but also Hahn Hall, the Lobero, the Garvin, and the Marjorie Luke theaters have all been remodeled since 2003 — it’s natural to wonder just how many fancy theater seats a small city that’s only 100 miles from Los Angeles needs. But in talking with Fox, one gets the sense that, in this instance at least, the financial side of the deal got looked at first.“We completed the theater’s business plan before we ever committed to the construction project,” he said.“We began by putting expenses against projected income for the first few seasons, and we only went ahead when we were sure that our break-even point would come if we reached 60 percent capacity. Unlike the other theaters in town, the New Vic has been established to serve as the home of an Equity theater company, and one with a longstanding reputation and track record over at its former home, the 140-seat Alhecama Theatre on Santa Barbara Street. In addition to creating that business plan, Fox and his board have worked on two simultaneous fundraising campaigns, one to cover the cost of the building, which is now within $500,000 of completion, and the other to create a $4-million endowment to cover operating expenses over the initial years in the new space. The endowment fund now stands at $2.21 million, and Fox looks forward to reaching that $4-million goal within the first year. More than 200 donors have participated thus far, and the list of contributors reads like a who’s who of generous people on the Santa Barbara arts scene. From Léni Fé Bland, who acted as campaign chair along with attorney Derek A. Westen, to Michael and Anne Towbes, Sara Miller McCune, Roger and Nancy Davidson, Dana White, and Lee Luria (who stepped in at a crucial moment and bought the building for Ensemble), Santa Barbara’s most generous citizens have gotten on board with this project. COURTESY

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his weekend, the curtain goes up at the new Vic- Vic as being “equal in quality to any of the work we’ve done toria Theater, Ensemble Theatre Company’s $11.5- elsewhere in Santa Barbara.” He’s referring to both the Music million top-to-bottom renovation of the space on Academy of the West’s elegant performance space Hahn Hall the corner of Chapala and Victoria streets in Santa and the nearby Granada Theatre, both PMSM projects. If Barbara. A handful of features inside the 92-year- several recent walk-throughs, including one on October 31, old building are the same. The ceiling was structural, and has are any indication, Currie can speak confidently. The space been retained, albeit with some radical steampunk screens feels at once big and intimate, and the subtly integrated ornafor ornamentation, and the room’s balcony structure remains mental details weave together old and new elements in a way intact beneath what is now a single bank of seats stretching that Santa Barbara has not seen before. Terracotta wall panels from the foot of the stage to the control booth. But to all but dominate the interior and are accented with splashes of a the most discerning architectural detectives, the interior of deep blue-green to create a color scheme that’s both bold the theater is unrecognizable. Where there was once a shallow and soothingly familiar, providing a perfect blend for a city and ungainly raised platform with public lavatory adjacent, saturated with red-tile roofs and a downtown dotted with there is now a giant fly loft soaring high above a generous faux-Spanish paseos. state-of-the-art stage. The sight lines from every one of the New Vic’s 294 permanent seats are impeccable, and there’s plenty of comfortable space along the back wall for standing room. From the outside, the hall’s shape appears similar, but with some significant alterations. The landing on Victoria Street has been extended and elevated so that activity in front of the theater will present visual interest from as far away as State Street. The building’s venerable stained glass windows have been cleaned, sealed, and soundproofed. Baffled from inside to protect the integrity of the theater’s soundstage, each window will now be uniformly illuminated from within whenever the theater is open. The hall’s inner courtyard, largely unused in recent years, has been restored and developed into a patio space where refreshments can be served, and the NOT JUST A FACE-LIFT: The theater’s façade, shown here in its former configuration, massive basement, which was once home to the Unity remains largely the same, but the front landing has been redesigned to create more Shoppe, is now a warren of luxurious dressing rooms, public space on Victoria Street. with space and facilities to accommodate two dozen actors. Finally, the new fly tower rises 55 feet above Chapala Street in order to accommodate the theater’s fully automated, SIZE MATTERS digitally controlled system for raising and lowering sets. At 300 seats, the New Vic occupies a sweet spot equidistant Jonathan Fox, the executive artistic director of Ensemble between Center Stage Theater, with a maximum capacity of Theatre and the driving force behind the project, estimates 130, and the Lobero Theatre, which can accommodate 600. that patron space — meaning places for people to get their In a theater world where booking the right size room can tickets, enjoy the full bar that will be available before shows mean the difference between financial success and failure, the and during intermission, and use the restrooms — is fully New Vic promises to introduce an option that up until now, five times what it was in the old configuration. Jason Currie, downtown Santa Barbara has not enjoyed. As the final piece who designed the project for PMSM Architects, sees the New in the city’s 25-year development plan for a Performing Arts

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WALLS CAME DOWN: The top image shows what the old stage looked like from the balcony. Note the retaining wall to the right of the stage, which was used to screen the door to the restrooms. The middle image shows the construction site after the building’s back wall was removed to make way for the new fly tower. In the bottom picture, Jonathan Fox stands in the area that’s now under the large single bank of seats.

DISUNITY DAYS The New Vic got off to a rocky start in 2009, when one of the three nonprofits that once owned the property tried to block Ensemble’s plans. Barbara Tellefson, whose Unity Shoppe once occupied the Victoria Theater building’s lower half, brought a lawsuit attempting to stop the project, and insisted that the lease agreement crafted by Westen along with the other two original partners in the building’s ownership, CALM and RSVP, was invalid. In time, and after some costly mediation, this challenge was dropped, and the deal went forward. It was in the summer of 2010 that Westen remembers realizing that the dream of an entirely new theater within this older structure might become a reality. “After a year-and-ahalf of negotiation,” Westen said, “we finally signed the original, 30-year lease for the theater. But although we were then sure that we could create a theater, it was still not clear that we would be able to develop a full fly loft, secure approval for the wonderful entry landing, and acquire key additional space from the owners that allowed for full-basement dressing rooms and an open stage left.” Westen and Fox labored for another two years to secure the needed approvals for these amenities, and Westen cites another huge positive surprise as coming when Luria stepped in.“We did not initially anticipate that we would be able to purchase the theater as quickly as we have,” Westen said.


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No one deserves as much credit for the success of this ambitious project as Jonathan Fox, without whom it’s unlikely the new theater on Victoria would have happened. When he moved here from New Jersey to take over Ensemble Theatre Company in 2006, Fox was an unknown quantity to most Santa Barbarans, and he was charged with filling the shoes of one of the city’s best-known directors, Robert Grande Weiss. By the time Fox began doing his own programming in the second season after he took over, it was clear that he had considerable skill and vision, and that the Alhecama imposed serious limitations on the company. “Theater companies have to keep growing and changing, or else they die,” Fox said in September. He had experience building a theater in New Jersey, where he presided over the construction of an entirely new building to house the Two River Theater in Red Bank, which remains a highly successful regional operation. While his total donor base for that project was considerably smaller than the group that has come together here, two individuals who have been involved in both projects deserve special recognition. Robert and Joan Rechnitz were theater enthusiasts who believed in Fox when he was starting out. They helped him get his feet in New Jersey and even offered to let him use their home as an office during the early years of the Two River project. Bob and Joan Rechnitz will be among the honored guests at the Curtain Up! gala celebration this Saturday, November 9. It’s their first trip to Santa Barbara, which isn’t all that unusual, but what is extraordinary is the reason they are coming. Early on in the fundraising for the New Vic, the Rechnitzes became the second million-dollar donors to the capital campaign, site unseen, and without any personal connection to Santa Barbara beyond their previous collaboration with Fox. Like many of the other donors to the project, they did so out of passion for the theater and also because they sensed that, as in New Jersey, this was a chance to be part of something big. ■

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>>> CONTINUED FROM P. 27 Artistic director Jonathan Fox agreed, before adding with a laugh that if any such thoughts influenced his decision,“It was subconscious!” “I simply thought it was a very inviting show to open a theater with,” he said.“It has all the elements I like in a theater piece: humor, intelligence, sexuality, love. It’s such a clever, sweet, multifaceted musical.” Indeed, Fox has wanted to direct A Little Night Music for many years. With its small stage and rudimentary backstage facilities, the Ensemble’s former home in the Alhecama Theatre couldn’t possibly contain a work of this scope. But when he thought about plays “that would allow us to show off what the new space could do,” this one seemed perfect. The action takes place on a lavish country estate, where a group of mismatched lovers, ex-lovers, and would-be lovers of various ages converge for an awkward but erotically charged weekend. Even in a slimmed-down, chamber version (in which actors playing smaller roles double as the between-scene singers), the show has a cast of 11, plus a five-piece orchestra. But in something of a perverse twist, the instrumentalists will not go anywhere near the new orchestra pit. Rather, they’ll be onstage, and in period costume (the action takes place in early 20th-century Sweden). “They’re going to be integrated into the scenery,” Fox explained. “The actors will be moving in and around them. There’s one scene where [one character] plays the cello during a song. The actual cellist will be behind him, and the two of them will mirror each other.” The production’s look is “more two-dimensional than three-dimensional,” he added. “Pieces of furniture come on and off from the wings. At first, we discussed having complete rooms roll on and off, but we decided that the scenery, being somewhat abstract, served as a beautiful backdrop for the furniture pieces.” Having been disappointed by other productions, Fox is well aware that A Little Night Music isn’t an easy show to pull off. The tone is tricky: Sondheim famously described the piece as a frothy concoction with knives hidden in the whipped cream. Fox agreed that the lyrics are often quite cutting. “But I have found productions tend to be overly melancholy,” he said. “Yes, this is Sweden, but it’s Sweden in the summer: The sun doesn’t set. People are out and about, and they’re horny. There’s something magical going on, almost like A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I want to bring out those elements, and I think we’ve got a wonderful cast to do that.” That cast includes Stephanie Zimbalist, who was lauded for her work in South Coast Repertory’s 2007 production of the musical; longtime musical-theater actor Patrick Cassidy; and veteran screen star Piper Laurie — high-class clowns, indeed. The remainder of the five-play season is notable for its mix of styles: By design, traditional productions will alternate with more experimental ones. “This whole first season is going to be a trial balloon,” Fox said. “Each piece we’re doing is different, and each may reveal certain quirks in the theater, which will teach us something for the following year.”

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STAR POWER: Television and film actress and longtime Ensemble supporter Stephanie Zimbalist will perform in A Little Night Music. Opening February 6 is Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire, author of Rabbit Hole. A naturalistic drama about a desperately impoverished woman from South Boston, it looks at the economic class divide in America, “and whether our ability to rise and succeed is determined by where we grow up,” Fox said. Jenny Sullivan directs. Following on March 27 is a show that will truly test the theater’s adaptability: Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses. This critically acclaimed, highly creative retelling of various stories from classical mythology — some familiar, some not — takes place in and around a large wading pool.“Some characters actually swim in it,” said Fox, who directs.“But it also has a lyrical, poetic effect, as when a character is slowly moving through the water.” John Logan’s Red, which opens May 15, focuses on the abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko, and his relationship with a young protégé. A hit in New York and Los Angeles,“it’s a great meditation on art, as well as a mythic story of the son overtaking the father, the student questioning the teacher,” Fox said. Brian Shnipper directs. The season concludes with a comedy, Looped, in which one famous film actress, Marsha Mason, will portray another, Tallulah Bankhead. Matthew Lombardo’s play is set in a movie-studio recording room in 1965 and focuses on the inebriated actress’s futile attempts to dub a line in her final film. Glenn Jordan directs the production, which opens July 10. Fox noted that none of the first-season plays are “extremely heavy or dark.” He reasons that lot of new people will be introduced to the company this season, and he wanted to keep the offerings accessible. That said, he promised to present challenging work during upcoming seasons — including, he hopes, Shakespeare. But first it’s A Little Night Music, which is an appropriate kickoff for yet another reason. It is adapted from a famous film, Ingmar Bergman’s Smiles of a Summer Night — a pedigree that subtly echoes the New Vic’s long-ago role as a cinema specializing in art films. The films may be gone, but artists are reclaiming the space.

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/: Tosca � Opera S.B. presents Puccini’s tale of heart-wrenching love and betrayal. This passionate music will be sung in Italian with English translation above the stage. :pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-$. Call -. Read more on p . /: The Designated Mourner � Wallace Shawn’s monologuetriptych consists of three artist/ intellectuals observing everyday life as their government brutally cracks down on anyone suspected of subversion. Shows through December . pm. McDermott-

/-/: Carrie the Musical � A reimagined work based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel and the  cult-classic film, this musical tells the tale of an awkward teen outcast with a powerful gift that freaks her mother out. Shows through November . pm. Center Stage Theater,  Paseo Nuevo. $-$. Visit outoftheboxtheatre.org or call -. Read more on p. .

THURSDAY 11/7 /: Pop-Up Opera � No gowns, tuxedos, or opera glasses are necessary to enjoy impromptu arias and songs from Othello, Tosca, and other works. ::pm. S.B. Museum of Art,  State St. Free. Call -. /: Kristallnacht Commemoration � Honor the Holocaust survivors of our community and remember “Kristallnacht” (“The Night of Broken Glass”), a horrifying event that took place across Germany and Austria in . -pm. Bronfman Family Jewish Community Ctr.,  Chapala St. Free. Call -. /: Girls Inc. Luncheon � This celebration of women and organizations will present Lakey Peterson, S.B. native and one of the world’s leading female surfers, as this year’s inspirational speaker. Proceeds help support Girls Inc. of Greater S.B. am. Bacara Resort &

Spa,  Hollister Ave. $-$. Call -. /: James Main Fine Art Gal-

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Come see a show of selected works by Channing Peake, cowboy and modernist painter of cubist interpretations of ranch life. The show continues through Feb. , . James Main Fine Art,  E. De la Guerra St. Noon-pm. Free. Call -. /-/: Blind Summit Theatre, The Table � Pay no attention to those people behind the puppet and enjoy this visual feast of Bunraku puppetry, as this cantankerous old man with a cardboard head has an existential crisis on a table. -pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $-$. Ages +. Call - /-/: th Annual Colloquium on Mexican Literature � This year’s theme is “Huellas del Tiempo” (“Traces of Time”). There will be reading sessions, presen-

/: Club Mercy Presents: Meat Puppets � Witness live the Meat Puppets’ unique style of blending punk with country and psychedelic rock, and add to that warbling vocals. :pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $. Ages +. Call -.

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Using gouache paint (similar to watercolor but modified to make it opaque), McBride depicts scenes tense with anticipation or that blush in the aftermath of an unseen event. -pm. Atkinson Gallery, SBCC. Free. Call -.

/: Author Peter Maguire � Join historian, former war-crimes investigator, and author Peter Maguire as he signs his new book, Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade, which details the s Thai marijuana trade and recounts a rare history from the smugglers’ perspective. pm. Chaucer’s Books,  State St. Free. Call -.

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/: Mary Poppins Gala Performance � Celebrate the start of PCPA’s th Anniversary with the opening-night performance of this family and Disney favorite. Shows through December . :pm. Marian Theatre, Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria. $-$. Call -. ROBERT REDFIELD

tations, and cultural activities of books published in . ::pm. Mosher Alumni House, UCSB. Free. For locations and times on / and / call () -.

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/: Reading by Maxine Hong Kingston � ChineseAmerican author Maxine Hong Kingston (The Woman Warrior) will read from her books and other nonfiction works. :pm. Garvin Theater, SBCC. Free. Call -. /: Hand-Spun Yarns � She can’t spin straw into gold, but fiber artist Randy Meaney will spin fiber into beautiful yarn on a wooden spinning wheel and sell yarns, patterns, and finished goods. ampm. Santa Barbara Arts,  State St., Ste. . Free. Call -.

/: Concert with Dante Elephante � Come to KCSB Bank Burner Records’ release party and KCSB’s fund-drive for S.B.’s only community radio station’s new record label with these indie-rock veterans playing quirky surf rock-

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/: UCSB Beach Ballroom Dance Competition  Watch California dancers compete in the sassy salsa, the dramatic tango, the passionate rumba, and many more. The finale will be a breathtaking professional showcase. am. Robertson Gym, UCSB. $-$. Call -.

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/: S.B. Blues Society Presents: Battle of the Blues Bands  The stakes are high for this battle royale of soulful blues musicians and ensembles, with the evening’s victors earning a trip to Memphis, Tennessee, for the International Blues Challenge. Noon. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club.  State St. Free. Call -. /: Veterans Day Concert  The Westmont College Orchestra (conducted by Dr. Michael Shasberger), S.B. Choral Society, and a slate of guest speakers will perform during this special concert

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/: Sierra Club Rocky Pine Ridge Hike  Take a hike — literally — and let guide Robert Bernstein usher you into some of S.B.’s most beautiful regions, complete with pine trees and rocks. It’s a moderate hike, with some rockhopping, so wear good shoes (bring water and a lunch). am. Departs from Bank of America,  State St. Free. Call -.



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/: Veterans Day Parade  A quintessentially American tradition, the Santa Barbara Veterans Day parade celebrates and honors veterans of every branch of the armed forces, complete with vintage military vehicles and authentically decked-out reenactors. Plus, this year’s parade will be complemented by a series of flyovers by  vintage military aircraft! Noon. State and Sola sts., traveling down State St. and ending at the Veterans Memorial Bldg.,  W. Cabrillo Blvd. Free. Call -.

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/: Santa Inés Mission Mills Olive Picking Day  Help the S.B. Trust for Historic Preservation pick olives. Gardening gloves, a hat, and sunglasses are a must for this day of fun and learning. am-pm. Santa Inés Mission Mills,  Mission Dr., Solvang. Free. Call -. and some gloves, and earn some meets-pop. :pm. Del Pueblo karma points by lending a hand Café,  Hollister Ave., Goleta. in keeping our coastline beautiful. Free. Call -. Read more Noon-pm. Watershed Resource on p . Ctr.,  Cliff Dr. Free. Call -. /: Family Fun Train Rail  Adventure Experience a /: th Anniversary of spectacular day trip aboard the Arlington West  Join in the Vista Dome car Silver Splendor lighting of , candles in front from the South Coast to San of , white crosses at sundown Luis Obispo with a guide sharas the names of the fallen in the ing points of interest. All riders Iraq and Afghanistan Wars are will be able to spend oneread. Congressmember Lois Capps half of the trip in the dome. and others will speak. Volunteer :am-:pm. Amtrak Stasetup starts at :am. Event at tion,  State St. $-$. Call -.

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/: College Women’s Volleyball: Hawai‘i at UCSB  Hawai‘i was the overwhelming favorite to win the Big West championship at the start of the season, but now it’s the Gaucho women who are bidding for the title with eight consecutive victories, including an upset of the Rainbow Wahine in Honolulu. It’s a homecoming for UCSB grad Dave Shoji, who has coached Hawai‘i to three national crowns in  seasons. (Gaucho fans might also be able to catch the UCSB-Cal Poly men’s soccer match, which starts at pm at UCSB’s Harder Stadium.) :pm. The Thunderdome, UCSB. $-$. Call -UCSB ().

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honoring veterans, in observance of the th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War. :pm. First Presbyterian Church,  E. Constance Ave. Free. Call -.

MONDAY 11/11 /: Veterans Day Ceremony  Join the S.B. Trust for Historic Preservation in honoring veterans with a ceremony that includes the playing of “Taps” and colors and performances by Los Soldados del Presidio and the Oxnard Air Force JROTC. am. El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park,  E. Canon Perdido St. Free. Call -. /: Tigran  Armenian-born jazz savant Tigran Hamasyan has set the jazz community aflutter with his seemingly supernatural skills on the piano. Don’t miss this chance to see this rapidly rising star. pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $-$. Call -. /: Build Your Own Sumobot  Learn the basics of robotics in this class, taught by S.B. Makerspace, which will see participants create their own sumowrestling robots over the course

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/: UCSB Multicultural Center Presents: Chisholm ’: Unbought & Unbossed  This documentary depicts the tumultuous and significant days of American politics in an in-depth look at the  presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress. pm. MultiCultural Ctr., UCSB. Free. Call -.

/-/: Million Dollar Quartet  A smash-hit musical inspired by an infamous onenight-only recording session of Presley, Cash, Lewis, and Perkins, this show brings that special night to life, with performances of all-time great tunes like “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Fever.” pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-$. Call . Read more on p . /: Cali Ruta: FMLYBND

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documentary film depicting the stories of nine girls in nine countries, written by nine celebrated writers and narrated by nine renowned actresses. Series sponsored by Carsey-Wolf Center at UCSB. -pm. Pollock Theater, UCSB. $-$. Call -. Read more on p. . /: Meccorre String Quartet  Classical musicians make the S.B. Museum of Art their stage as they perform a program inspired by the Delacroix and the Matter of Finish exhibition, putting their “flawless technique and visionary interpretations” on full display. :pm. S.B. Museum of Art,  State St. $-$. Call -. /: Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders  Hosted by musician and novelist Wesley Stace (a k a John Wesley Harding) and comedian Eugene Mirman, and broadcast nationwide via National Public Radio, Cabinet of Wonders is a unique show featuring a slew of celebrated musicians, writers, raconteurs, and comedians. -pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $-$. Call -. Read more on p .

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Sebastian Lee (right) assists Kerim Tshimanga as he works his way through a bouldering puzzle at Lizard’s Mouth. Lee and Tshimanga, both UCSB students, try to get out and climb at least twice a week and have been doing so together for about a year. “This and The Brickyard are the two best spots for bouldering in Santa Barbara,” says Tshimanga.

F “The banjo has a heart and soul to it,” says Bob Carmody as he strums some melodies at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens while waiting for the rest of the members of the Glen Dessary Jammers to arrive. Carmody has been playing the banjo seriously for about a year and looks forward to his Wednesday-evening jam sessions. “The solitude and feeling is good here,” he said. ”This is a great place to play music.”

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Botanic Garden’s Holiday Sale

For 20 years now (including this one), the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has opened its gates during the fall, hosting a holiday marketplace rife with goodies for the buying. Held in the garden’s courtyard — which will be adorned with seasonal decorations — the event features naturethemed creations from more than 30 area artisans. There will also be activities for the kiddies, a raffle, live music, a visit from Santa — and free cookies. Yum! Oh, and there will be eco-cars to check out including the C-MAX Energi, Focus Electric, and Fusion Energi. Yum. The fun takes place SaturdaySunday, November 23-24, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., S.B. Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd. For more information, call 682-4726 or visit santabarbarabotanicgarden.org. — Michelle Drown

or months on end, one of the few flowering annual plants that reliably appears on nursery and homeimprovement-center gardening aisles is the marigold. The bright yellow-orange balls of petals have seemingly been around forever. In fact, though, the marigold is one of the flowers to have been domesticated and improved on for longer than many others. The ancestral marigold hails from southern Mexico or Central America and was included in the Aztec herbal as early as the 1500s. While there are references to the marigold as a cure for hiccups or to protect from lightning strikes, it was apparently more highly regarded for its decorative value. There is even some reason to believe that these early horticulturists did some selection and development of the species to produce larger flowers. They used the blossoms to decorate their holy places, and, eventually, it became one of the major components of tributes to the dead. Modern Mexicans erect altars to honor their dead each hallows’ eve, and marigolds are widely featured on them as well as on the graves of their dear departed friends and family members. When the Portuguese and Spanish explorers arrived on the scene, they appropriated anything that suited their fancy, including the marigold. From their introduction to Europe, marigolds then spread to India and other parts of Asia. The brilliant color appealed to many cultures, and the flowers have become widely used there, as well. In India, marigold garlands are a standard decoration for tributes to the lesser gods. In the increasingly incredible tale of marigolds’ journey from the jungles of Mexico to

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a North American garden center, their next stop was northern Africa. Spanish settlers took them along, and they were soon moving out of their cultivated garden plots and naturalizing in the countryside. Here, they shot up and developed new strains that were taller and more robust. Once again, marigolds were collected and returned to their ancestral continent, where North American hybridizers have been working to realize their full potential for about 100 years. Chief among those early hybridizers was David Burpee. By the 1920s, his company (founded by his father W. Atlee) was featuring them in its catalog and funding research into further development. There are now odorless marigolds (yeah, the originals are kind of stinky) and many new petal and color forms, as well as the much-sought-after white marigold. True plant hybridizers are never satisfied; there is always some unattained goal to pursue. For David Burpee, it was a pure white marigold. He had already spent $250,000 to develop such a rarity when, out of frustration, he offered a prize to anyone who could make a white marigold. After 21 years of submitting her seeds for consideration, Alice Vonk of Sully, Iowa, was finally awarded the $10,000 prize in 1975. Her hybrid, now sold under the moniker “Snowball,” is still one of the few white marigold varieties available. Marigolds may have garnered their original renown because of their golden hue, but they are more famous now because of a Midwest gardener who persevered without the support of an industry devoted to developing new plant varieties, but worked in the soil of — Virginia Hayes her own backyard.

BY THE NUMBERS The approximate number of rose plants in Belgium’s Coloma Castle gardens. It includes 3,000 variations of the flower. SOURCE: wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_ garden.

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madame butterfly 1999

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the barber of seville 2001

carmen 2002

lucia di lammermoor 2002

la bohÈme 2002

madame butterfly 2003

cosÌ fan tutte 2004

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Bring the Opera to your school!

The Opera Lab is a program that tours grammar schools each year. This 45-minute program allows children to create their own opera, which is performed for them on-the-spot, creating a fun and very engaging experience for school children.

Attend the Student Dress Rehearsal

The final dress rehearsal of each of our opera productions is offered free to local students of all ages, guaranteeing the experience of opera to students at no direct cost.

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le donne di puccini 2005

tosca 2006

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suor angelica 2006

viva verdi 2006

rigoletto 2007

a masked ball 2007

Make a donation

Large or small, financial contributions form the backbone of our work. Your tax-deductible donation will ensure that opera continues in our community for many years to come.

Volunteer

There are numerous ways to volunteer with the opera. Volunteers gain valuable behind-the-scenes insight into our opera productions and events, and are vital to our existence.

cavalleria rusticana 2008

La Traviata 2011

Pagliacci 2008

Trouble in Tahiti 2011

the Elixir of Love 2008

La Bohème 2011

carmen 2009

the Marriage of Figaro 2012

the merry widow 2009

Orpheus and Eurydice 2012

SÉance on a Wet Afternoon 2009

Madame Butterfly 2012

macbeth 2010

aida 2013

an evening with patricia racette 2010

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Host an Opera Singer

Our Artist Host Program allows local residents to learn about opera first-hand by providing housing for our artists. For each opera production, artists are in town for 4-5 weeks. It’s a great way to gain insight into the world of opera and make new friends.

Create a Lasting Legacy

The Bravo Society recognizes individuals who have included Opera SB in their Estate Plan. There are many benefits to planned giving, and we have free resources to help you plan your trust which will benefit you, your loved ones, and the glorious world of opera.

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pagliacci 1999

the marriage of figaro 2000

seven ways To get involved today!

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Attend the Opera

Season Subscriptions start at just $77, and single tickets start at just $28 each. With such competitive prices, there’s no reason not to make live opera a part of your cultural life!

madame butterfly 2003

cosÌ fan tutte 2004

Faust 2004

Bring the Opera to your school!

The Opera Lab is a program that tours grammar schools each year. This 45-minute program allows children to create their own opera, which is performed for them on-the-spot, creating a fun and very engaging experience for school children.

Attend the Student Dress Rehearsal

The final dress rehearsal of each of our opera productions is offered free to local students of all ages, guaranteeing the experience of opera to students at no direct cost.

viva verdi 2006

rigoletto 2007

a masked ball 2007

Make a donation

Large or small, financial contributions form the backbone of our work. Your tax-deductible donation will ensure that opera continues in our community for many years to come.

Volunteer

There are numerous ways to volunteer with the opera. Volunteers gain valuable behind-the-scenes insight into our opera productions and events, and are vital to our existence.

SÉance on a Wet Afternoon 2009

Madame Butterfly 2012

macbeth 2010

aida 2013

an evening with patricia racette 2010

don pasquale 2013

Host an Opera Singer

Our Artist Host Program allows local residents to learn about opera first-hand by providing housing for our artists. For each opera production, artists are in town for 4-5 weeks. It’s a great way to gain insight into the world of opera and make new friends.

Create a Lasting Legacy

The Bravo Society recognizes individuals who have included Opera SB in their Estate Plan. There are many benefits to planned giving, and we have free resources to help you plan your trust which will benefit you, your loved ones, and the glorious world of opera.

For more information on any of these programs, contact Opera Santa Barbara at

805.898.3890

or visit

OperaSB.org

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Oh, Deer! Infrared Cameras Make Driving Safer by Tyler Hayden

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ucked into a nondescript South Fairview office complex just around the corner from Old Town Goleta and a stone’s throw from the Santa Barbara Airport is a small but busy workshop that makes more infrared cameras than any other facility in the world. This is the headquarters of Autoliv Electronics Night Vision, an arm of an $8.6-billion automotive safety company that has designed and manufactured seat belts and airbags since 1953. Today, the company is also building infrared systems to help drivers see better at night and avoid hitting people and animals on the road. Last month, the Stockholm-based Autoliv, which has been installing such systems since 2005 and added a pedestrian recognition feature in 2008, launched a third generation that is able to detect deer and other four-legged animals should they wander into the path of an oncoming car. The first creation of its kind, said Managing Director Stuart Klapper, the new version is only fitted on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-class at the moment but will be incorporated into other makes and models in the coming months. Every year, explained Klapper, there are about 1.1 million deer/car accidents in the U.S. that cause more than 25,000 injuries and result in $3.5 billion in damages. While those of us in California have a relatively small likelihood of hitting one of the hoofed hazards (a 1-in-1,116 chance), residents of states like West Virginia and Iowa — 1-in-53 chance and 1-in-77 chance, respectively — are much more familiar with the risk. So for the last six years, Klapper’s team has been collecting data from road trips, safaris, and visits to deer farms to develop “extraction and classification algorithms.” In other words, technicians have been teaching the camera’s computer systems, which are unique to every make of car, to analyze a 24-degreewide swath of the road every 33 milliseconds in order to spot humans and four-legged animals while disregarding other objects of similar size and shape. The result is a video display in the dashboard that pinpoints and highlights heat-emitting animals up to 160 yards ahead — drivers typically can’t see beyond 40 yards — and gives the person behind the wheel two to four seconds of reaction time to avoid them. The sharp visuals — powered by sensors from FLIR Technologies, another Goleta company — look and feel almost military-grade. Klapper’s 41 employees, who all live on the Central Coast, churn out 300,000 units a year. And while the system is sufficiently expensive at the moment that it’s only been contracted by luxury car makers, Klapper said to expect Night Vision to appear in mid-level vehicles by 2016. To see the system in action, Autoliv’s General Manager Richard Seoane took The Santa Barbara Indepen-

CLEAR AS DAY: Though we didn’t see any deer on our test drive through Isla Vista (top), Autoliv’s infrared cameras (above) picked out dozens of walkers, bikers, and skaters.

dent on a test drive around their office’s parking lot, where a life-size, heated deer had been set up in one of its far corners. Sure enough, as Seoane approached from the opposite side of the lot, the video display showed a perfectly yellow-highlighted image of the deer surrounded by the cool, dark shapes of trees and buildings. To get an even better sense of how Night Vision works on the open road, we headed to the busy streets of Isla Vista, where roving packs of college students on foot, bikes, and skateboards — and famously oblivious to traffic — were spotted from impressive distances. Seoane explained that drivers shouldn’t keep their eyes glued to the screen as they travel, but instead treat the readout like a rearview mirror at which they periodically glance. Technology that will allow the camera footage to display straight onto the windshield is not far off from entering the commercial market, he noted. We also got a firsthand look at Autoliv’s new Dynamic Light Spot, a beam of light that locks onto and tracks a moving animal or person as they get close to the front of the car. Fitted on both sides of the vehicle where the fog lights would normally be, the rectangular LED lamp keeps a consistent beam when shined on a human but strobes when it hits an animal to avoid a “deer caught in the headlights” scenario. Seoane talked about the obvious concern of startling pedestrians with the Dynamic Light Spot, but explained that because it only flashes on a person from the waist down, people don’t seem to notice they’re being lit up. Indeed, after illuminating more than two dozen Isla Vista walkers and bikers, not a single individual showed a flicker of recognition. When he tested it on this reporter, the effect was akin to bright headlights. However, due to 45-year-old Department of Transportation laws governing lights on the roadways, the Dynamic Light Spot isn’t sold in the U.S. yet. It’s gaining popularity overseas, Seoane said, and Autoliv representatives recently traveled to Washington, D.C., ■ to discuss possible updates to the regulations.

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Starshine Roshell’s new book, Broad Assumptions, comes out soon.

Featuring Eugene Mirman, Dean & Britta, Bobcat Goldthwait, Alec Ounsworth (Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah) and others Wed, Nov 13 / 8 PM / ucsb caMPbell Hall

A dash of The Moth storytelling, a hint of Mike Birbiglia humor, and a helping of indie pop-rock music flavor this NPR variety show.

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Certain moments in the parenting canon are aggrandized as monumental milestones that justify all the emotional trials of ushering infants into childhood and children into adulthood. You know the ones: Learning to read. Hitting the home run. Passing the driver’s test. And they’re all great; don’t get me wrong. But there’s another transcendent moment that no one ever talks about — and it’s so good that if you don’t have kids, you should consider getting some just so you can experience it. It’s the moment when you discover that your kids dig your music. Not just recognize it or tolerate it, but genuinely love some of your favorite songs. When you happen upon them listening to the Isley Brothers while doing their homework, or singing Amy Winehouse as they unload the dishwasher, or blasting Bowie from the family iPod during a road trip — and not groaning and saying that they meant to click Bowling for Soup. Those moments flood me with joy like a garden hose filling up a plastic backyard wading pool. Only much, much faster because those things take freaking forever. Why should it matter so much to me that we hanker for the same harmonies, throb to the same rhythms? It’s taste, partly. I’ll admit to feeling smug when I realize that — thanks to the exceptional ditties on my heroic, ever-shuffling playlist — there will be two fewer people in this world who listen to James Taylor when Jane’s Addiction is available. But it’s more than that. See, my sons and I don’t always understand each other. In fact, as they get older, we dumbfound one another with increasing frequency. I don’t understand why they call me “dude” by Starshine and would rather play Wii football than take a walk with me on a gorgeous day. They don’t understand why I keep serving vegetables they don’t email: starshine@roshell.com like and won’t let them go to parties when they’re sick. It’s disorienting, and a little disheartening, to watch them becoming so thoroughly, so inevitably different from me. But when they’re playing my jams — when my cool-conscious teenager queues up Sam Cooke or the Pixies on our stereo, and my fiercely independent 3rd grader picks out “Sweet Emotion” or “Lean on Me” on the piano — it’s as if we get each other on a cellular level. As if we’re cut from the same melody-relishing, backbeat-craving cloth. As if our shared DNA is finally, unmistakably evident. Sharing grooves has the same effect as sharing belly laughs; it makes you feel understood on some deep, inexpressible level. It’s audible assurance that we’re more alike than we are different. I’ll never know if these tunes strike exactly the same chord in my kids as they do in me, because explaining why you love a song is as arduous, and ultimately useless, as explaining why you love a person. And it’s possible I’m interpreting their musical taste all wrong. Maybe they gravitate toward my music out of sheer overexposure; aren’t we all nostalgic for the records our parents spun, the songs that formed the soundtrack of our childhoods? Either way, I wonder if Blondie and Harry Belafonte and Squeeze and Stevie Wonder might somehow keep our family connected, even tenuously, as my boys grow and change and leave our home. I’ve always liked the idea that people separated by hundreds of miles can stare up at the moon and be comforted just by knowing that they’re looking at the same thing, joined in their mutual appreciation of a colossal, untouchable thing. I hope that someday, when my boys and I are far apart and most of the “monumental milestones” of parenthood are long past, we’ll be able to find each other in the colossal, untouchable sounds of Ray Charles, Weezer, and Elvis Costello. Or just in the simple act of changing the station when James Taylor comes on.

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the 13.1-mile half marathon a year later, has grown to a capacity of 5,000 runners. Organizers have embedded “Veterans” into the official title of the event. It gets the weekend of Veterans Day activities in Santa Barbara off to a running start. Hundreds of men and women from the U.S. armed forces will participate, including an elite distance-running team from Nebraska. The last mile of the course, from Shoreline Park to the finish line at SBCC’s La Playa Stadium, has been designated the Veterans Mile. It will start with a drum corps, and 278 U.S. flags will line the way.“We have a T-shirt for the veteran marathoners with the saying ‘The first 25.2 miles are for me, the last mile is for our veterans,’” said John Parr, coordinator of the event. He said about a dozen runners from the Wounded Warriors program will be pushing themselves along the pavement. CHRIS HENRY PHOTOGRAPHY

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GO TEAM! Santa Barbara United soccer players were all smiles after the Special Olympics Tournament.

Same Dream, Same Game Special-Needs Athletes Take the Field; Veterans Marathon This Weekend

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ometimes, in the heat of competition and amid concerns over standings and rankings, people lose sight of a vital function of sports — that they’re supposed to be fun. That was not a problem at two Santa Barbara events last weekend. Smiles abounded at the Flag Football Challengers Super Bowl and at the Special Olympics Regional Soccer Tournament.

PLAYING PIGSKIN: Youngsters in the Challengers Flag Football program got their kicks this fall.

On the Bishop Diego High field, you could see an autistic boy run for a touchdown, while a cheerleader with Down syndrome waved a pom-pom, and if that didn’t warm your heart, you needed a transplant. “The same dream, the same game,” is the motto of the Central Coast Challengers, an organization that provides sports for children, ages 5 to 18, with various physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities. They are paired up with fully developed peers, a connection that benefits everybody. It started with the Challenger Division of Little League baseball in the spring. “The kids needed something to do in the fall,” said Retta Slay, founder and boardmember of the Challengers. “We chartered the Pop Warner flag football program.” It’s a noncontact version of the sport, making it safe and fun for the

participants, who numbered about 20 this season. “They get it,” Slay said.“Most of them watch football with their families.” “This is by far the best thing I’ve ever done,” said Taylor Talkington, who heads the volunteer coaching staff. Talkington was a star quarterback at San Marcos High three decades ago and also a former golf pro at Montecito Country Club. An opportunity to be involved in Challenger sports was an incentive for him to relocate from the L.A. area back to Santa Barbara. Middle schoolers known as “Dudes on Duty” served as buddies on the field. Saturday’s game between the Seahawks and the Colts ended in a 42-42 tie. There also was a cheerleading squad of six girls and one smart boy. “My son Keaton decided not to play football,” Slay said. “He became a cheerleader because he likes to be around the girls.” Santa Barbara hosted nine teams from Ventura to San Luis Obispo in the first Special Olympics Regional Soccer Tournament at La Cumbre Middle School. The concentration and delight in the faces of the 78 athletes gave a new meaning to what the Brazilians call “the beautiful game.” Besides short games, there were skills competitions in dribbling, kicking, and passing. “I love soccer and always wanted to get it going here,” said Tim Philibosian, regional sports manager for Special Olympics Santa Barbara. The fall school games on November 22 at Girsh Park will be another opportunity for youngsters with special needs to enjoy competing in soccer. Helping out at La Cumbre last Sunday were members of the Westmont College women’s soccer team. The Warriors, ranked No.  nationally in the NAIA, will host a conference tournament match Friday, November 8, at 2 p.m. They hope to open the national tournament with a home match on November 23. VETERANS MARATHON: Runners of all shapes and sizes

will be flooding the streets and bike paths from El Encanto Heights to the Mesa on Saturday morning (Nov. 9) during the Select Staffing Santa Barbara International Veterans Marathon and Half Marathon. It’s the fifth year of the event, which started with the marathon in 2009 and, with the addition of

ONE MORE: Runners were happy to reach “Veterans Mile,” the final stretch of last year’s marathon and half marathon.

Other features will include buglers, a vintage jeep leading the runners in the early miles, and flyovers of vintage aircraft. Kenyan runners residing in the U.S. have been first to finish the last four Santa Barbara marathons. Moninda Marube set the course record of 2 hours, 22 minutes, 28 seconds in 2011. Paige Higgins of Littleton, Colorado, posted the women’s record of 2:48:34 last year. Two of Santa Barbara’s best marathoners made their marks in last month’s Chicago Marathon. Joy Moats finished 27th out of 17,392 female runners in 2:48, while Ramiro “Curly” Guillen lowered his best time to 2:27:14, good for 58th overall. Moats will take this weekend off. Guillen, who intends to run in Boston next April, said he will do the half marathon Saturday as a training run. MORE FOOTBALL FUN: Laguna Blanca 66, Dunn 64 — it appeared to be the score of an early basketball game, but actually it was the result of an eight-man football game last Saturday. Laguna’s Owls qualified for the CIF play-offs, as did Condor League champion Cate — the Rams won a defensive struggle over Thacher, 45-28 — and both schools will host eight-man Division  first-round games on Saturday afternoon (Nov. 9). … Bishop Diego stumbled to two defeats after a 7-0 start, but don’t count the Cardinals out of the upcoming 11-man football play-offs. They will tune up Friday night in their regular-season finale against Mission Prep, an 8-1 team, at La Playa Stadium. … Carpinteria, also hoping for an at-large berth in the play-offs, hosts unbeaten Oak Park, which has supplanted Bishop as the No. -ranked team in its division. … Dos Pueblos can secure a play-off berth with a win at Buena, while Santa Barbara High travels to Ventura with flickering hopes of going into the postseason. The Dons, powered by Cherokee Cunningham’s five touchdowns, won the 54th Big Game over San Marcos, 42-28. … SBCC has fashioned a commendable 6-2 record and will play its home finale at 6 p.m. Saturday against Glendale in the annual battle of the Vaqueros (the nickname of both teams). In a 38-17 loss to Santa Monica last week, SBCC linebacker Morgan Nevin had an astounding 28 tackles, 10 of them solo. For more sports, including a weekly highlight schedule, see independent.com/sports. november 7, 2013

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vercast skies didn’t put a damper on the soft-opening kickoff of the Gaucho Certified Farmers Market (GCFM) on October 23. Indeed, 20 minutes into the event, which opened at 11 a.m., a pretty even mix of students and faculty/staff (that is, older-looking folks) ambled about buying up produce and products. And Adam Rondepierre, working the Ellwood Canyon Farms booth, admitted,“I’m almost sold out of tomatoes and carrots.” Roane Akchurin, one of the event’s organizers, estimated over a thousand people attended; 600 filled in free raffle tickets, so that’s the bottom-line figure. “It was extremely successful,” Akchurin said in a phone interview after the event.“We heard a lot of buzz FRESH VEG, ON CAMPUS: The freshman 15? Not likely, now that UCSB has on the street about it. All the farmers were in launched a brand-new farmers’ market, where students can stock up on shock it did so well the first week.” goodies from vendors including Friend’s Ranch Ojai Citrus (left) and Sweet A farmers market at UCSB has been a long Lady Cook (right). time coming. According to Akchurin, her group is the fourth or fifth to try to get one on campus. She by the Brengrass Band were on hand for the official grand says this effort “grew out of a Gaucho U [a professional devel- opening on October 30, as well, both of which will likely opment program on campus] course a group of staff was become a monthly occurrence. taking. Part of that was to create a project that would improve The new market is also taking its place on a university the campus environment, and we thought a farmers market campus seriously, hoping to maintain education programs would do that.” too. Some weeks it might be UCSB Health & Wellness with Planning in earnest started last April; Akchurin is co-chair their blender bike making smoothies; for Thanksgiving, it with Hazel Ando, leading what she calls a “committee of might be a live turkey on-site so the I.V. School students dedicated staff and two student interns.” The GCFM is indecan make a field trip.“We want to help build up excitement pendent from the Santa Barbara Farmers Markets, so they for places on campus and chefs like those at the Faculty developed everything from scratch.“It took a heck of a lot of Club,” Akchurin insists.“We really want to welcome the convincing people it would be a great idea,” Akchurin said, community.” They’re even trying to work out a deal with “but we’ve designed it so the farmers will keep coming and parking (hint: for now the best spots are in the nearby Lot  we can show them we’re in it for the long haul.” structure). The sellers come from a 150-mile radius, from Friend’s Akchurin sums up it by saying,“This community of Ranch Ojai Citrus to Pepper Creek Family Farms in Arroyo 25,000 people is ready for the market.” Grande. And while the size of the market will increase slightly — 15 vendors were on hand for the second week — Akchurin Join the latest local food community also explained a clever plan to keep those people happy. “We at the Gaucho Certified Farmers Marwanted one of everything: one strawberry farmer, one citrus, ket on Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Lot 23 (by the etc.,” she said. “That way there’s only one bread person or jam Faculty Club), UC Santa Barbara, facebook.com/ person or citrus person, and there aren’t competing interests.” gauchocertifiedfarmersmarket. Food trucks such as Georgia’s Smokehouse and live music

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hen the air turns chilly, foodies with a bit of cash to burn think one thing: truffles. White truffles, in particular, found in the hills of Italy during the fall months (and usually with the help of trained pigs dubbed truffle hogs), are worth their weight in gold — okay, not quite, but this year’s crop is expected to fetch around $2,500 a pound. (Yes, you read that right!) These earthy, pungent tubers are so valuable — and so decadent and delicious — that the preferred way to appreciate the distinctive musky flavor (in, it must be said, an affordable serving size) is when the truffles are not cooked at all, but shaved in thin slices, atop something creamy, gooey, and mild in flavor — the better to allow an oh-so-slight serving of the truffles to take the starring role. (Generally, this is done tableside with great drama … and charged by the gram.) So, where can you score a taste of these gems of the dirt? Well, El Encanto chef Patrice Martineau currently has in his possession a cache of white truffles fresh from Alba, Italy, and is offering a menu that works as a perfect backdrop for that priceless flavor. Try them — shaved tableside, natch — on mushroom risotto with asparagus and fontina, eggs cocotte with mushrooms, poached chicken and parmesan, or over fresh tagliatelle with Ellie’s cheese. And remember: Eat slowly, and savor every bite! — Shannon Kelley

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LOOKOUT FOR LABELS: Just four of the more than 65 small-batch wineries attending this year’s Garagiste Fest are, from left, Dilécta, LXV, {baker & brain}, and Cutruzzola.

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iscovering a new winery before your friends is always exciting, especially when the bottled juice is a righteous combination of thoughtful creativity and hand-crafted care. Nowhere on the Central Coast can you jump ahead in that never-ending game better than by attending the third annual Garagiste Festival this weekend in Paso Robles, where 66 wineries with very small annual productions come together to show off their hard-to-find wares. Here are four participants I recently discovered.

two acres of riesling in 2005. “We use only our own grapes to make our wines and use minimal winemaking intervention to maintain that expression.” The resulting wines, made by Stephen Dooley, are the epitome of mouthwatering freshness: The riesling is like writing across a slate of compressed orange blossoms with chalk made from honey, while the pinot delivers spiced cherry cookies to a tea-party picnic atop damp soil. See cutruzzolavineyards .com. {baker & brain}: The 1,200 case-per-year project by Central Valley refugee Josh Baker (day job: winemaker at custom crusher in Edna Valley) and Toronto native Matt Brain (day job: Cal Poly enology professor) features grüner veltliner, pinot noir, grenache, grenache blanc, and a syrah-grenache Monterey County blend called Pendulum. “To us, it’s the risk that makes us different from the big guys,” said Baker.“We’re the break-neck, all-in players at the poker table with everything to lose. To large wineries, a barrel is a nuance, while to us,

Cutruzzola Vineyards: An exciting example of the growing trend to site vineyards in extremely coastal climates is this seven-acre patch of pinot noir and riesling that Francis Cutruzzola and Lisa Miller planted in 2001 just seven miles from the coast in Cambria, where it took until 2009 to get a commercial harvest. “Location, location, location!” pledged Miller, who was the first of the three existing vineyards to plant pinot in that area and added the

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it’s a vintage. A mistake is bankruptcy and the end of the dream we’re trying to create.” The 2011 Pendulum succeeds as both pleasurable and ponderous with flavors of a savory, wellseasoned s’more, and the grenache blanc manages to be crisp with sea-breeze salinity while retaining body made of melon and orange rinds. See bakerandbrain.com. of powerfully elegant winemaking in Paso Robles, you can’t ask for much more than Booker Vineyards (where Dilécta founder Orion Stang worked from 2007 to 2011) and Herman Story Winery (where Stang started making his own wines in the fall of 2011).“My passion for the Central Coast, its land, the people, and the creative spirit of winemaking has fueled my passion to make my own wine as a tribute,” said Stang, who remembers visiting wineries with his parents in the early ’90s and has since developed an “adoration” for the fruit. “The grapes will give back to you everything you give to them and therefore make incredible wine.” For evidence, try Dilécta’s The Tiller, a 64 percent grenache/36 percent syrah whose centralized bacon fat, smoke, and berry flavors enjoy fringes of burnt sage and a splash of rose water, or Unorthodox, a dense syrah (half from Caliza Vineyards, half from Alta Colina) full of violet, lavender, and tar. Both have tannins that should last a while. See dilectawines.com.

LXV: A project whose labels and flavors are sexy by design, LXV is an ode to the 64 arts of the ancient

seed dressing, to whole-roasted rib eye and short-rib duo with parsnip puree and apple slaw. “I believe Opus One defined the evolution of California cabs,” Cartumini says.“All vintages are somewhat different; this is why you can pair them with different courses.” Listening to Silacci, it makes perfect sense how much weather affected each of the vintages, and he ends claiming and proving how entertaining he’ll be at the lecture.“The 2010 vintage was the most challenging we have ever experienced. The spring rains, cool summer temperatures, followed by a few heat spells, made the vintage read like a Victor Hugo novel with a happy ending. The wine is brilliant and with intense fruit and earthy notes.” This wine dinner will certainly be one to inspire the writing of amazing tomes. — GY

Indulge at the Opus One Wine Dinner, Friday, November 8, at Bella Vista Restaurant, Four Seasons The Biltmore, 1260 Channel Drive. Reception/lecture at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Cost is $265 plus tax and tip. Call 565-8232 or visit fourseasons.com/santabarbara.

MORE Indian philosophy FOOD KamaSutra that was SEE P. 69 created by Neeta and Kunal Mittal.“Every LXV wine is a sensory experience,” said Neeta, who, along with winemaker Amy Butler, hopes to “inspire your senses” with representations of the Central Coast’s best terroirs, which they serve alongside spice pairings at their downtown Paso tasting room. “LXV is truly the 65th art!” The Summer Satine is a clean, easy-drinking, not overly viscous 2012 viognier, and the 2012 Rising Tempo blends 65 percent grenache, 23 percent syrah, and 12 percent tempranillo into a refreshingly uncomplicated early release. See lxvwine.com.

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Galleries, Museums & Art Venues

2 DISTINCTIVE FRAMING ‘N’ ART: 1333 State Street, 805-882-1058 The City at Night: An exhibition of Nocturnes by local artists, including Cyndi Brooks Burtt, Chris Potter, Kevin Gleason and Kit Boise-Cosart. By headlamp and moonlight we are bringing you Santa Barbara’s Plein Air Night Scene. www.distinctiveframingandart.com Arlington Theatre

Celebrating the sculpture show Meld: A Survey of Contemporary Metal, featuring the work of Ken Bortolazzo, Nicholas Coroneos, Alan Linder and Evan Lewis. Craftsmanship and immediate visual appeal bring together four distinct approaches to metal sculpture. Also on view: Hank Pitcher: The Long View; Nicole Strastburg: New Terrain; and Tonalism Now / Tonalism Then. www.sullivangoss.com

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Noted naturalist and artist Celia Foss portrays her love of nature through her beautiful land and seascapes. Originals and limited editions will be available for purchase. After his successful show at the Big Sur Jade Festival, local lapidary artist Ronald Stevens will showcase his amazing gemstone carvings and jewelry creations. Sample Bella Rosa Galleries’ own 2009 Cabernet and groove to the guitar of Travis Loughridge. All wine tasting proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara. www.bellarosasb.com

K IMAGINE: 11 West Canon Perdido Street, 805-899-3700 Come meet Imagine’s new featured artist and Santa Barbara local, Liz Brady. The natural beauty of Santa Barbara’s plant and ocean life has inspired Liz’s new collection, “exploring the different compositions of kelp and water.”

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The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative will lead a curated Art Crawl through the 1st Thursday festivities. The Art 13 PRINCE & FAIRY ART CONTEST: 900 State Street, Marshalls Patio Kids ages 6-10 are invited to create a holiday masterpiece to enter in the Prince & Fairy Art Contest. Children Crawl starts at 5:30pm in de la Guerra Plaza on the back steps of City Hall. www.sbartscollaborative.org can use the provided art supplies to make a work of art on site or bring in something that they made at home. 17 MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SANTA BARBARA Winners of the art contest will be invited to participate in the 61st Annual Holiday Parade on Friday, December 653 Paseo Nuevo, Upper Arts Terrace, 805-966-5373 6th at 6:30pm. Described as “hybrid puppet theater,” Animal Cracker Conspiracy presents a tale about a lowly debt collector 14 ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM OF UCSB: 128 East Canon Perdido Street, 805-966-3334 who undergoes a spiritual transformation while under the management of a tyrannical overseer. Using toy theater, table-top puppets and stop-motion animation and film, The Collector unfolds into a multi-dimensional Presenting the opening reception of POP: Politics of Place! POP brings together a selection of works that demonstrate the politically charged nature of real and imagined sites. The collection is drawn from the AD&A performance reminiscent of the dystopian elements of George Orwell’s novels. 5pm Happy Hour. 7pm Museum and includes artists Kim Abeles, LA Fine Arts Squad, Liam Jones, Isabella Kirkland, Barrie Mottishaw, Performance. www.mcasb.org Enoc Perez and Fran Siegel. www.museum.ucsb.edu 18 SAN MARCOS HIGH SCHOOL ROYALS: Paseo Nuevo Center Court Come watch and hear your state champion drum line: The award-winning San Marcos High School Royals 15 JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 27 East De la Guerra Street, 805-962-8347 Marching Band churns out fun and funk on snares, tenors, bass drums - and trash cans. Bring your kids to Channing Peake, modernist painter and cowboy, demonstrates a unique artistic vision developed over years see the color guard flags twirl, and to pick up some sticks and drum along! of training at the Oakland School of Arts and Crafts, Santa Barbara School of the Arts and The Art Students League of New York. His relationships with Pablo Picasso and Rufino Tamayo inspired his cubist interpretations 19 THE YES STORE: 629 State Street, 805-966-9777 of ranch life, dynamic abstract compositions and use of color. www.jamesmainfineart.com The Grand Opening marks the store’s 45th anniversary, celebrated with a special opening night party. The nation’s longest running artisan holiday cooperative delights everyone with an impressive display of local 16 SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 136 East De la Guerra Street, 805-966-1601 hand-crafted work in many different mediums including: ceramics, clothing, jewelry, glass, graphics, metalLockwood de Forest trained within the Hudson River School as a painter, and was accepted into the prestigious National Academy in 1898. An avid traveler and accomplished designer, de Forest produced Indian sculpture, mixed media, photography, textiles, weaving and wood. www.theyesstore.com

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H HAMPSTEAD VILLAGE - FINE BRITISH GOODS: 1100 State Street, 805-845-3343 Introducing Charbonnel et Walker, purveyors of fine English chocolates since 1875, which also enjoys the rare privilege of holding a Royal Warrant to Her Majesty the Queen. Handmade exclusively in Royal Tunbridge Wells, they’re made from the finest dark couverture and have a luscious and silky taste. Please join us for champagne and wonderful exquisite chocolate truffles! www.hampsteadvillageusa.com I PACIFIC WESTERN BANK: 30 East Figueroa Street, 805-770-2753 Internationally renowned Landscape Architect, Isabelle Greene, FASLA, presents a glimpse into her intimate sketches, paintings and magnificent works of the landscape. A natural affinity for form and color enables her to express her vision for human enjoyment within a framework that sustains life on the planet. www.pacificwesternbank.com

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40 East Anapamu Street, 805-962-7635 The Santa Barbara Art Association, founded in 1952, presents a juried show of some of its 572 members’ work in various media. www.sbplibrary.org

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Totally 80s: Gifts to the Permanent Collection: Representing past, recent and future gifts to the Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition features an eclectic range of works created in the 1980s. www.sbma.net

G ENCANTO: 1114 State Street #22, 805-722-4338 Celebrate our third year in business! Enjoy a glass of wine and live jazz from the Blue Moon Quartet. We will be giving away some great prizes so don’t miss out on all the fun! www.studioencanto.com

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Delacroix and the Matter of Finish: This groundbreaking exhibition represents the exciting début of a previously unknown painting by the great French Romantic artist, Eugène Delacroix, whose subject is The Last Words of Marcus Aurelius.

10 GALLERY 113: 1114 State Street #8, 805-965-6611 Artist of the Month, Mureen Brown, calls her show Off the Beaten Path, a collection of oil paintings that share the real beauty of an ordinary scene by infusing it with light, shadow, texture and lots of color. The featured artists are members of the Pastel Society of the Gold Coast; and Iben Vestergaard, Linda Nelson and Manny Lopez. www.sbartassoc.org

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F COFFEE CAT: 1201 Anacapa Strreet, 805-962-7164 Explore Ecology and Art From Scrap host a reception for artist Allen Schiller. Schiller earned his bachelor’s degree in English at UCSB and went on to receive his Master’s Degree in Art at UCSB. He taught art for a time at UCSB and SBCC and considers Santa Barbara his home. He works in acrylic, watercolor, mixed media and assemblage.

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Family 1st Thursday: Bring the whole family to SBMA’s Family Resource Center, located across from the Museum Café on the Lower Level. Tell your own story by painting your favorite characters and settings featured in Delacroix and the Matter of Finish in tempera on watercolor paper. 5:30–7:30pm. John Divola: As Far As I Could Get: John Divola’s influence within the field of photography is widely recognized by curators, critics and photographers throughout the country, yet his work has remained largely uncelebrated. This exhibition is the first over-arching presentation of Divola’s work.

E THE BOOK DEN: 15 East Anapamu Street, 805-962-3321 Miss Pearl Chase probably had more influence over the development of the city of Santa Barbara than any person since Junipero Serra. Learn more about this fascinating woman as author Cheri Rae presents her new book Pearl Chase: First Lady of Santa Barbara. www.bookden.com

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Presenting a trunk show/sale of Randy Meaney’s hand-spun local yarns, knitting patterns and handknit accessories. Randy will show the simple process of making fiber into yarn on a spinning wheel. Her company, Santa Barbara Yarns, keeps it local by sourcing fiber for yarns from area ranches, using dyes that are made from local plants, and milling locally at the Ranch of the Oaks in Lompoc. Randy has made delightful (and a little wacky) renditions of everything from dolls to dog sweaters. Serving Wine from Grassini Family Vineyards. www.sbarts.net

D ART & SOUL OF SANTA BARBARA: 1221 State Street #7, 805-722-5054 Featuring artist Chris Potter and on Friday hosting a Benefit for Naples Coalition and the Gaviota Coast Conservancy. Music by Pianist Bryan Andrew Tari, wine, raffles!

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C GRANADA BOOKS: A COMMUNITY BOOKSTORE: 1224 State Street, 805-845-1818 Meet fine art photographer Mark Robert Halper and get a signed free poster of artists seen in his newest coffee-table book of portraits Between Seer and Seen: Celebrating the Artists of Santa Barbara County, including 71 artists and 14 still lifes of the tools of an artist. www.sbgranadabooks.com

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CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: 105 East Anapamu Street, 805-568-3990

As a special feature this November, within a general exhibition of new works by our accomplished gallery artists, we present The Blue Wall, an installation of a series of experimental mixed media paintings in blue by Jack N. Mohr. www.artamo.com

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B METROPOLITAN: 1226 State Street, 805-845-7571 Presenting Nick Korompilas: When I Close My Eyes. As a result of living in Santa Barbara, Nick has become fascinated by different weather; specifically the interaction of fog, light and the nighttime. In the right moment everyday objects transform to otherworldly objects, often very foreign to our general perceptions of them. www.metropolitansb.com

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Join Curator of Collections Rita Ferri and Cheri Peake at 5:30pm for a short gallery tour. This exhibition celebrates the donation of 10 modernist paintings of artist Channing Peake, collected by Anne and Walon Green and gifted to the County of Santa Barbara. This exhibition also features drawings and paintings from other area collectors of this talented and gifted artist who was a master draftsman and colorist and a modernist force for many years. From 5-6pm, Brandon Elementary School artwork will be showcased in Second District Supervisor Janet Wolf’s office on the 4th floor. www.sbartscommission.org

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SULLIVAN GOSS – AN AMERICAN GALLERY: 7 & 11 East Anapamu Street, 805-730-1460

A BRASIL ARTS CAFE: 1230 State Street, 805-845-7656 Introducing Brazilian culture to Santa Barbara with an Eat Drink Move vibe. Tonight, enjoy Capoeira (Brazilian Martial Arts/Dance) and Maculelé (Afro-American Stick Dance) performances. Once you step into Brasil Arts Café you are immersed in Brazil! www.brasilartscafe.com

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1 DIVINE INSPIRATION GALLERY OF FINE ART: 1528 State Street, 805-962-6444 Join us for an artists’ reception celebrating the opening of our holiday group show, featuring the unique oil pastel land/seascapes of Kit Boise- Cossart, the magically prismatic photography of Carrie Dawn and the wonderful Plein Air paintings of Gerry Winant. Music, meet the artists and wine served. www.divineinspiration.us

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20 GALLERY 27 AT BROOKS INSTITUTE: 27 East Cota Street, 805-690-4913 With Peripheral Tension the graduating artists of Brooks Institute’s Master of Fine Arts in Photography program bring the focus of dynamic forces to the center of their work. Each artist responds to points of friction that exist between the personal and collective experiences; identifying many issues as key sources influencing culture. www.facebook.com/brooksgallery27

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L CASA MAGAZINE: 23 East Canon Perdido Street, 805-965-6448 Homenaje a la Muetre y el creativo espiritu (an homage to the dead and the creative spirits) is a solo exhibition by Alvaro Sumen honoring Mexican artists through his paintings, ceramics and an altar. Curated by Mark Whitehurst, Ph.D. in Mythology. Harold Kono on piano, poetry curated by Carol DeCanio. www.casasb.com M SOJOURNER CAFE: 134 East Canon Perdido Street, 805-965-7922 Enjoy the fun and new photography by Mike “Fish” Fisher, taste awesome locally brewed beer from Telegraph Brewing Co. and listen to fine tunes played by Brad and Anita Bayley. www.sojournercafe.com N VIVA OLIVA: 207 Paseo Nuevo, 805-705-1692 Prepare to explore the unique blending of two art forms: the vibrant abstract expressionist acrylic paintings of local artist Niki Lunn, pairing her works with a diverse and eclectic collection of olive oils and balsamics. www.vivaoliva.com O SALT: 740 State Street, 805-963-7258 Featuring the artwork of the Visual Arts and Design Academy at Santa Barbara High School. Explore our Himalayan salt caves and enjoy the exciting collection of art created by talented VADA students. www.saltcavesb.com P TASTE WINE BAR: 26 East Ortega Street, 805-965-1113 Artist Scott Burchard has a style similar to Jackson Pollock and Georgia O’Keefe. Inspired by the cosmos, his works are abstract with a few images representing flora. www.tastewinebar.net Q BLUSH RESTAURANT ESTAURANT & LOUNGE: 630 State Street, 805-957-1300 Join us for a complimentary wine tasting and live music on the front patio to celebrate the arts. www.blushsb.com R SAMY’S CAMERA: 614 Chapala Street, 805-963-7269 Along with Peter Fetterman Gallery, presenting the first US exhibition of Genesis, the new series from internationally acclaimed photographer Sebastião Salgado. Featuring an intimate selection of large-scale black and white prints curated by Fetterman, one of Salgado’s main dealers and supporters for more than two decades after an early introduction by Henri Cartier-Bresson. www.samys.com S MISSION AND STATE: Antioch University, 602 Anacapa Street, 805-962-8179 The Other Side of Paradise: Homelessness in Santa Barbara.There are more than 6,000 homeless people in Santa Barbara County. Moderated by Mission & State, this panel event will examine how Santa Barbara County addresses homelessness. www.missionandstate.org T SANTA BARBARA FORGE & IRON: 527 Fig Avenue, 805-965-7111 Gallery Acero is proud to present the work of D.W. Kern. Kern views his work as a means of communication, using imagination and experimentation to reach the canvas. Enjoy our original home furnishings and sculpture, take a tour of the historic ironworking shop, sample home brew and mingle with our staff. www.sbforge.com


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his week, UCSB’s Carsey-Wolf Center unveils the grand finale in their twoweek-long documentary screening series with Girl Rising. Directed by Richard Robbins and featuring the voices of Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, and Salma Hayek (among others), the film follows nine young girls from around the world as they overcome obstacles

and attempt to earn an education. Producer (and UCSB alum) Alex Dionne will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions following the screening. Girl Rising plays at the Pollock Theater on Wednesday, November 13, at 7 p.m. For info, visit carseywolf.ucsb.edu. — Aly Comingore

It’s been nearly a decade since Arcade Fire dropped Funeral. In the time between, we’ve watched intently as they’ve grown bolder and stronger, won Grammys, and become one of the biggest bands in the world. It’s been a growth so steady, so flawless, that one can’t help but feel like we’re all just waiting for the other shoe to drop. But if Reflektor has a thesis statement, it’s that its makers aren’t willing to rest on their laurels just yet. The double disc’s 13 tracks brazenly pull inspiration from the American rock ’n’ roll canon, summoning the Stones, the Beatles, the Talking Heads, and U not with a wink, but with a stately salute. Among the highlights, “Here Comes the Night Time” takes top prize. It’s a cacophonous frenzy of instruments that runs headlong into a fuzzy bass line and plucky little piano hook, and the way the two ideas crash into each other is nothing short of fantastic. On disc two, “It’s Never Over (Oh Orpheus)” finds the band carefully balancing harmonies that are both triumphant and delicate among a bevy of twitchy beats and Joshua Tree–indebted guitar moves. It’s essentially Reflektor’s “Wake Up” moment, and it gives you faith, if just for the duration, that the music industry is going to be all right. — AC

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recalls it as a genuinely life-changing experience. “I had led a very sheltered life!” she said.“My mind was filled with oldfashioned sexual stereotypes. I had a lot of untested ideas about marriage and the role of successful women in the world. This play challenged them in a wonderful way.” WOMEN FIRST: Dani Hernandez (left) and Mariah Goolsby star She went on to a successful career in Theater UCSB’s upcoming production of Top Girls. in the theater, which included, in 2008, a starry Broadway production of Top If it’s disconcerting, Torsiglieri hopes it’s Girls, featuring Marisa Tomei, Martha Plimpdisconcerting in a good way — like listening ton, and Mary Beth Hurt.“I understudied two to a woman on the radio contentedly discard of the cast members,” she recalled, “but the any desire to think for herself. true professionals they are, they made it to Top Girls plays November 8-9 and 12-16 at (virtually) every show! I only went on once.” UCSB. Call 893-3022 or visit www.theater —Tom Jacobs The experience deepened her admiration dance.ucsb.edu. for the play, which has an admittedly odd structure. The first act is surreal: The central character, Marlene, celebrates her promotion at a dinner party featuring strong women from history and fiction, including a character from the Canterbury Tales. The remainder of the play, which focuses in large part on Marlene’s relationships with her family, is in a more conventional style. While some critics consider this inconsistency a flaw,“I think it’s delightful,” Torsiglieri said.“Churchill said in an interview in 1987 that she had been struck by ‘the maleness of the traditional structure of plays, with conflict and the building to a climax.’ I think she likes to consciously break the idea of what is ‘theatrical’ and plays with our ideas of form.”

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his past summer, Anne Torsiglieri spent a long night driving through the winding roads of New Hampshire.“I was listening to a Christian radio station,” she recalled.“A husband and wife were talking about how wonderful it was that the wife had given up her egocentric desire to be equal. She had accepted that her role was to be subservient to her husband. They talked about how much more harmonious their marriage was now.” The veteran actress and teacher found the vacuous dialogue valuable in two ways: It generated enough anger to keep her safely awake, and it confirmed her belief that now is a good time to revive Top Girls. Torsiglieri will direct Theater UCSB’s production of Caryl Churchill’s feminist classic beginning Friday night at UCSB’s Performing Arts Theater. The British playwright, arguably the greatest dramatist working in the nonlinear Beckett-Pinter tradition, wrote Top Girls in 1982, while Margaret Thatcher was serving as the first female British prime minister. It tells the story of a driven professional woman and the sacrifices she makes for her career. “The play asks, what do we have to do to survive in a man’s world, and at what cost?” Torsiglieri said.“Do you have to give up pieces of yourself, including your ability to be a compassionate person? We are still in the thick of working all that out, socially, politically and individually.” Torsiglieri first encountered the play around 1985, when she performed in a Princeton University production as an undergraduate. She

GO SEE MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Forget the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The greatest gathering of founding fathers in American history was on December 4, 1956, when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis met and recorded at Sam Phillips’ Sun Studio in Memphis. Okay, maybe the bootleg recording of that session isn’t quite the Holy Grail it ought to be, but the Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet goes a long way toward fulfilling the promise of rock ’n’ roll’s most tantalizing lineup. “They are big blue suede shoes to fill,” said James Barry, the actor who plays Carl Perkins in the touring production of Million Dollar Quartet, the hit Broadway show about the early days of rock ’n’ roll that comes to the Granada Theatre on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 12-13. “I first heard of Carl Perkins because the Beatles covered some of his songs, but when I really discovered him, I learned what it is to be tasteful, to solo with restraint — and what it means to be a facemelter on guitar.” Barry is just one of four performers charged with not only acting the parts but also playing the instruments and singing the songs of four of music’s most iconic artists. Along with John Countryman as Jerry Lee Lewis, Tyler Hunter as Elvis Presley, Scott Moreau as Johnny Cash, and Vince Nappo as Sam Phillips, Barry will take the stage in order to fulfill the promise of early rock ’n’ roll to commit revolution — 45 of them per minute. Tyler Hunter, an experienced Elvis impersonator at the tender age of 23, had this to say about his character’s mentor, Sam Phillips: “Elvis was a young kid when he walked into Sun, and Sam was good at bringing people out.” The show traces the crisscrossing lines of envy, rivalry, and betrayal that followed when the first Sun artists started signing to major labels. The fortunate thing for audiences who see the Million Dollar Quartet is that, although it dramatizes these fallings-out, in order to do so, it brings these great performers together. For tickets and information, call 899-2222 or visit theaterleague.com. — Charles Donelan

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here are reasons why Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca has been performed almost 900 times at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.“Tosca is a really, really good introduction to opera,” says soprano Marcy Stonikas. “It’s one of those shows that can convert people who have never seen opera. It’s got the good story — violence and revenge — it’s got a love story, and then there’s all this amazing music; tons of ear-worms that you just can’t get out of your head.” This weekend is poised to be Tosca-intensive for Santa Barbarans. Not only will the Puccini favorite find simulcast in the Met’s Live in HD program on Saturday at the Arlington — Opera Santa Barbara is also staging Tosca live at the Granada Theatre on Friday and Sunday for the company’s 20th season-opening production.“That’s like a ‘You can’t have too much Jell-O’ kind of thing, for me,” said Stonikas. “I would see it four times in the same weekend, if I could. I seriously love it that much; it’s such a great show!” Stonikas, a Music Academy of the West alum, will bring her enthusiasm and award-winning vocal gifts to the title role in her debut with Opera Santa Barbara. Make that a double debut: The First Prize winner in the Wagner Division of the 2013 Gerda Lissner Foundation Vocal Competition will be singing Tosca for the first time, too. “It’s kind of a roller coaster because there are so many emotions she goes through in such a short amount of time. Obviously there are always vocal implications — it’s not like it’s an easy sing. The whole show’s about pacing as far as what’s happening emotionally for the character; figuring that out, and not going too far. The good part about Tosca is she’s very real. I just finished [Richard Strauss’s] Salome, and it’s much more difficult trying to figure out how to make her real, whereas with Tosca, I can tap right into being an opera singer — I know how to do that!” Puccini’s foray into the raw naturalism of verismo sings the tragic tale of the diva Floria Tosca and her lover, the painter Mario Cavaradossi, who is caught in the tumultuous politics of Rome in 1800, just as Napoleon arrives to break the Neapolitan rule. The seamless mesh of story and music is astonishing.“No other opera in the repertory,” wrote music critic Alex Ross,“is so immaculately crafted to deliver its thrills on cue.” Stonikas agrees. “It would be really hard to do a production where you take liberties and do anything you wanted to do, because the music — it’s like a movie soundtrack, honestly. There is so much happening. If you don’t do the right thing, as the music dictates, it would be really odd. It wouldn’t play right. There are very obvious musical cues throughout the opera — which is cool. Puccini was brilliant.” At the heart of the opera is a love triangle consisting of Tosca, Cavaradossi (tenor Christopher Bengochea), and villainous chief of secret police, Baron Scarpia (baritone Luis Ledesma). Stonikas couldn’t ask for better collaborators than Bengochea and Ledesma, both veterans with their respective roles.“We’ve been having a great time,” said Ledesma during a conference call with the three principals last week.“First of all, we have great chemistry between Marcy, Christopher, and myself. And of course having Maestro Christopher Larkin and [Artistic Director] José [Maria Condemi] has been really a joy.” All three agree that Tosca stands best on its own, without modern innovations and elaborate sets.“Puccini wrote this as a pure masterpiece, and you really can’t mess with it too much,” Bengochea said. “The set is not grandiose, but I think that’s really great because you can focus on the action and characters, Stonikas added.”You don’t have to worry so much about what the curtains look like.”

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All-Star Variety Show Heads to UCSB esley Stace, who is curating his Cabinet of Wonders “vaudeville” event at UCSB Arts & Lectures on November 13, says people have no problem watching a show featuring musicians, comedians, and authors. “People know what a variety show is,” he said in a recent phone interview from his home near Philadelphia. “I think genre is really dead. People’s iPods are on shuffle all the time.” In Santa Barbara, that shuffle will feature Stace’s own catchily erudite music stylings (he’s got a new album out called Self-Titled), plus his usual cohost comedian Eugene Mirman (who also plays theremin!); THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT: comedians Bobcat Goldthwait and This week, Wesley Stace Kurt Braunohler; musicians Dean & brings his new-school vaudeBritta, Ned Doheny, Alec Ounsworth ville show to Campbell Hall. from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and John Roderick from The Long Winters. Matthew Specktor gets to hold down the writer’s chair (although Stace is also a novelist). “The Santa Barbara show has the potential to be the greatest one on the tour,” Stace boasted, quickly adding, “I don’t usually say something that dumb, so I mean it. We’re not short-changing Santa Barbara.” Stace held his first Cabinet of Wonders in New York four years ago as an album-release party. “We just wanted to have a fun night of it, but it was really fun,” he recalled.“At first it was just writers and musicians, since for years I had written as Wesley Stace and performed music as John Wesley Harding. Then we added the comedians, who were right in the middle of being used to performing for a quiet audience or a noisier one.” Soon it became a regular gig at New York’s City Winery with guests like Rhett Miller, AC Newman, Ted Leo, Colson Whitehead, Sarah Vowell, and Mary Gaitskill. Just this past year, NPR started airing the show, too. An Englishman by birth, Stace has lived in the U.S. for more than two decades. He has only decided to bring his two artistic guises together this year, however, with the release of Self-Titled. Up to now, author Stace has written three novels; a fourth, Wonderkid — billed as “a backstage epic of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, but also sippy cups, pillow fights, and BabyBjörns”— will be released in February. Musician John Wesley Harding has recorded 19 albums, although Stace hates to count, in a career that’s been highlighted by a gorgeous acoustic cover of Madonna’s “Like a Prayer,” opening for Bruce Springsteen, a great solo show of his own at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club back in 2003, and biting, tuneful ditties like “Hitler’s Tears,” “There’s a Starbucks (Where the Starbucks Used to Be),” and “Making Love to Bob Dylan.” (He can’t do it, if you wondered.) Stace is happy about bringing everything under one roof. “It gets a little tiring, the two names. And the introductions are too long: ‘… and also a novel writer … .’ It can get a little windy in the room,” he said. The music of Self-Titled helped spur the consolidation, too, he says. “It’s a rather different-sounding album — the songs are sung lower and quieter than usual. I needed to present them in different musical clothing. That said, there’s no reason not to sing John Wesley Harding songs if they’re appropriate.” Of course, as part of the Cabinet of Wonders show, Stace is just one of the many riches to enjoy; in addition to playing some songs (“probably just two or three from the new album”), he also teams up with Mirman to do “some stuff together … You might refer to them as ‘routines.’” He couldn’t be more pleased with the variety of this variety show. “People might come in saying, ‘We want to see Dean & Britta,’ and leave saying ‘We loved Ned Doheny,’ and then others might say it the other way around.”

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November 14, 15, and 16, 7 p.m. 4125 Paloma Drive Act I in Ruston Amphitheater Act II in Spaulding Auditorium Tickets/Information: 805.687.2461 x217 www.lagunablanca.org Please bring jackets, blankets, and money for snacks!

“The Crucible” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Wesley Stace brings his Cabinet of Wonders to UCSB’s Campbell Hall on Wednesday, November 13, at 8 p.m. Call 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.

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a l l a c e Shawn is probably our most original voice in the theater today,” said Maurice Lord, the director of the upcoming Genesis West production of The Designated Mourner. And to clarify this rather sweeping pronouncement, he added the following: “If you see this THE SON-IN-LAW: Brian Harwell play, I guarantee one thing (left) plays Jack, who is married to — you’re not going to sit there Judy (Jenna Scanlon), the daughthinking,‘Oh, this again.’” The ter of Howard (Tom Hinshaw), Designated Mourner received in Wallace Shawn’s play about its premiere in London in strained family values. 1997 in a production directed by David Hare and starring Miranda Richardson and Mike Nichols. That production was made into a motion picture the next year, even before The Designated Mourner received its second production in New York, with the author, Wallace Shawn, in the role of Jack. In Santa Barbara, Jack will be played by Brian Harwell, along with Jenna Scanlon as Jack’s wife, Judy, and Tom Hinshaw as Judy’s father, Howard, making for three points of view in a sharply etched dramatic prism. All three actors are recent Independent Theater Award winners, and all are known throughout the Santa Barbara theater community as hard-working, consummate professionals. And yet when Lord, the city’s go-to director for outrageously difficult serious drama, talks about The Designated Mourner, he actually sounds a little worried. “It’s impossible,” he said last week by phone.“There’s no safety net, and the words are so brave, bold, and ugly.” Apparently, this three-person script, which runs approximately two hours without intermission, is an unusually difficult one to memorize and perform. “It may be the least actor-friendly script I’ve done,” said Lord, referring to the demands it makes on the performers. When asked about lead actor Harwell, Lord brings up an earlier role that he played that required him to perform an entire scene hung inverted on a rack. “I think at this point he’d rather be hung upside down,” Lord laughed. “As his director, all I can do is support and scare him.” In The Designated Mourner, as in the celebrated monologue The Fever, Wallace Shawn examines some of the most painful subjects known to 21st-century bourgeois man. The setting is an English-speaking country in North America sometime near the present, and the political situation is dire. A reactionary rightwing government has taken the law into its own hands, and secret police perform unspeakable acts to terrorize the population out of dissent. On the opposite side are the mobilized masses, who have nothing to lose, and in the middle are all those who once created the culture that this conflict threatens to destroy. Howard is a brilliant writer and dissident, and he is the first to disappear. The next victim is his daughter Judy, leaving Jack to be the designated mourner of the title. Lord is not enamored of Jack, yet he makes it clear that it is Jack who holds the key to Shawn’s ethical puzzle.“Jack is a moral coward rat of a human being,” said Lord.“He wriggles his way into a superior family. He’s not smart enough to fit in, but he develops a point of view on the events that allows us to sympathize with him.” Lord downplays the tendency to read Shawn’s work as a theater of political protest, saying that the strength of The Designated Mourner lies in the fact that it is “delicious theater writing at its purest.” The cast will be “better actors for having done it,” he promised, and the show will leave anyone who sees it feeling that they would “never look at a play the same way again.” The Designated Mourner will be at the McDermott-Crockett Mortuary (2020 Chapala St.) Friday, November 8 - Saturday, December 7. For tickets and information, visit genesiswest.org.

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BLOODY BLOODY HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Carrie Comes to Center Stage Theater by Charles Donelan

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hat I see is a story of a bullied teen who finds power,” said Samantha Eve, the young producer/director/actor who is responsible for Carrie the Musical, which runs November 7-17 at Center Stage Theater. As the creative force behind Out of the Box Theatre Company, Eve has risen rapidly into a leadership role in Santa Barbara’s vibrant independent theater community. Her productions of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Spring SPLAT: As the lead Awakening won multiple Independent in Carrie, Julia Kupiec Theater Awards, and Carrie looks set to be copes with some stage Eve’s most ambitious and popular choice blood. yet. This musical version of the classic horror story is based on a Stephen King novel and more directly on the 1976 cult film starring Sissy Spacek. This month, Carrie the film also returned to movie theaters in a version that includes Julianne Moore as Carrie’s hyper-religious mother. That remake, however, has much less to do with this theater project than a certain notorious flop, the musical Carrie of 1988. Already entered into the annals of New York theater history as a disaster (there’s a book about Broadway flops called Not Since Carrie), Carrie the Musical has nevertheless undergone a painstaking and thorough rehabilitation by a team that includes multitalented Montecito resident Dean Pitchford. This Carrie combines a campy, rock-musical feeling with what Eve describes as a story that’s “more honest about the difficulties of high school and less concerned with special effects” than the 1988 stage version. Carrie, for those who don’t know it already, is a bloody tale of inhibition, intimidation, humiliation, and revenge involving an introverted teen in a small town, her religiously obsessed mother, and some less-than-sympathetic mean girl–type classmates who get a major comeuppance. In other words, it’s just made for musical dramatization. The creative team assembled for this production certainly ranks with the best Santa Barbara has to offer. Ted Dolas has contributed set and lighting design for Center Stage, a space that he knows better than anyone. Ben Ginsberg, the musical director, comes with a BFA from CalArts in keyboard performance and a stellar résumé, and the cast is extraordinary. Katherine Bottoms, a 2013 Indy Award winner (and the hardest working woman in Santa Barbara showbiz) will play Sue, the wicked antagonist who torments Carrie into telekinetic retribution; Julia Kupiec, a Santa Barbara High School student, will play Carrie; and Deborah Bertling, Out of the Box’s go-to crazy mom, will sing the living daylights out of her role as Carrie’s mother. Talking with Eve on a recent afternoon about this, her seventh Santa Barbara production in four years, I delighted in her nonchalant descriptions of some of the challenges she has encountered along the way.“We had to fight for the rights to do Carrie,” she told me, indicating that competition from another production in L.A. had been a factor in the early stages of development. The happy ending is that the Los Angeles production was delayed, and, as a result, this will be the show’s West Coast premiere. The next big obstacles to putting on this show at Center Stage were technical. “The projections are animated,” explained Eve, “and we’ve managed to retain those. But the levitating things? And the windows that open and close? Let me put it this way — a director has to be clever, especially in a black-box theater.” Perhaps the best news on this front from a technical standpoint is the recent acquisition by Center Stage of four new microphones, all of which will be in use during what is sure to be an exciting evening of fake blood, real sweat, tears — and laughter. Like the best of the productions so far from this company, the proof of Carrie’s power will be seen in the wide range of emotions her story evokes in the audience. Carrie the Musical comes to Center Stage Theater starting Thursday, November 7. The production runs through Sunday, November 17. For tickets and information, call 963-0408 or email outoftheboxtheatre@ hotmail.com.

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ith the music industry continuing to shape-shift at warp speed, boutique-y record labels have started to pop up all over the country. Some are genre-specific, others focus on one medium (vinyl, digital, tape), and even more are operating on the hyper-local level, looking to bolster their music scene by promoting the people in it. It’s with this last credo in mind that KCSB . FM is launching Bank Burner Records, a small-run vinyl label geared towards highlighting and helping out Santa Barbara’s best up-and-coming acts. This Saturday, November 9, Bank Burner unveils its inaugural release at Del Pueblo Café with a free, all-ages live show by the flagship act on its roster: S.B. surf rockers Dante Elephante. It will be the band’s first vinyl release, as well as a kick-off party for the all volunteer-run station’s yearly fundraiser drive. The Bank Burner backstory started around this time last year, following a KCSB field trip to 2012’s CMJ Music Marathon in New York. “We came back to Santa Barbara after that and were high on the whole music-industry thing,” said Kyle Trager, the station’s current general manager. Together with recent alums Michael Kenney and Bertie Magit, Trager and program director Ted Coe started drafting a concept for the label, looking to a similar model run out of UC Davis’s KDVS . FM. The foursome quickly decided on a solely not-for-profit business model and came up with the name; a direct reference to the 1970 Isla Vista riots and the burning of the Bank of America building where Embarcadero Hall currently stands. “The whole vision really ties in with our history as a station and the history of the community and how those two intersect,” said Trager. “The name pays tribute to the activist spirit and the youthful energy that’s such a big part of KCSB’s mission.” Next up: choosing the release that would get the ball rolling. Initially, Trager and Coe tossed around the idea of doing a compilation album filled with performances from KCSB’s Storke Tower studio. But the group eventually decided that individual recordings would better benefit both the bands and the station.“This release is in the interest of promoting Dante, but also putting KCSB’s name out there,” said Trager. In discussing how they settled on a band, all agree that Dante Elephante was kind of a no-brainer. “The first time I ever heard their band was on [Eric Wolff ’s show] The Green Room,” recalled Coe. “Then I did Ted’s show, then Josh Redman’s show. Then we opened for Poolside at the Hub,” laughed Dante frontman Ruben Zarate.“We’ve done ’em all.” In truth, Zarate and his bandmates (guitarist Kevin Boutin, drummer Tommy Devoy, and bassist Chris Lopez) have been mighty busy of late. In between recording sessions, the band has been traveling in between L.A. and San Francisco to play, and their fan-base numbers are rising with each trip. Most recently, the guys had a strong showing at August’s Echo Park Rising festival alongside bands like Big Black Delta, White Arrows, Sir Sly, and The Soft

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FRESH WAX: Dante Elephante’s Kevin Boutin (left) and Ruben Zarate (right) pose with KCSB General Manager Kyle Trager. The band’s new single comes out on KCSB’s Bank Burner Records label this weekend. Pack. Recently, the band scored a massive shout-out when their song “Couple Apples” was named Converse’s Track of the Week. And later this month, they’ll head south to record a full-length with Foxygen guitarist Jonathan Rado. “There’s a reason they’re getting attention,” said Coe. “This industry can move really fast, so we want to work with individuals that have a good sense of their roots and want to maintain ties with us. That was a lot of the reason we thought Dante was a really good fit for Bank Burner’s first release.” The 7-inch single that comes out on Saturday contains two Dante tracks, both recorded in Goleta’s Orange Whip Studios. A-side “Never Trust a Junkie” is the most recent (and arguably most infectious) of the two. “It’s just a great song. It’s catchy, it hooks you, and it’s got real feeling to it. There’s nothing fake about it,” said Trager. “Kogi” is the album’s B-side, recorded in 2011 and filled with the band’s signature bright guitar chords and breezy, SoCalchanneling vibe. As for what’s next, Coe and Trager are eager to see where things go from here and adamant about doing more releases on Bank Burner, though they don’t know who (or what) will follow the Dante single. “We’re taking it seriously,” said Coe. “It’s the kind of thing we believe in strongly, and we want to keep it around and keep working on it.” More importantly, though, the KCSB team is looking forward to kicking off their annual fund drive with such an exciting milestone. “It helps when you’re organizing ambitious fundraisers to have something fun to do,” said Coe about Saturday’s record-release party. “We definitely feel like KCSB is worth investing in, and fundraising is the way we can do things like Bank Burner Records. The show is definitely going to put wind in the sails.” Bank Burner Records hosts a free, all-ages release party for Dante Elephante’s selftitled 7-inch this Saturday, November 9, at Del Pueblo Café (5134 Hollister Ave.) at 8:30 p.m. Sun Daes and That Ghost open. KCSB’s annual fund drive runs through November 15. For more info, visit kcsb.org.

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Friday-Night Freak-Out The Flaming Lips. At the Santa Barbara Bowl, Friday, November 1. Reviewed by Aly Comingore

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f you didn’t attend Friday night’s season-ending blowout at the Bowl, you’ve probably heard that it was a night for the S.B. history books. Blessed with the perfect storm of party fodder — two great acts, one big, bold, and culturally significant holiday — the Bowl staff (and a small army of volunteers) transformed the night into a dazzling display of Day of the Dead celebrations, complete with altars, face painting, Aztec dancing, and a flash mob of zombies that threatened to steal the show away from the night’s opening act. Speaking of, a major hat tip must go to Tame Impala, the Aussie psych DOWN UNDER: Kevin Parker rockers that played a glorious sec- fronts Aussie opening act ond fiddle to the night’s headliners. Tame Impala. Armed with a zillion-watt LED display, the band served up an infectious and sonically spot-on hour-long set list that included the twitchy, drum-line-inspired “Be Above It,” the blissedout groover “Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind?” (complete with bonus jam sesh), and the big bluesy stomper “Elephant,” which gave way to a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and its flash mob, and then kicked back in and nearly knocked us over with its might. By the end of it all, Flaming Lips ringleader Wayne Coyne was onstage, dressed like a green space frog, covering his own “Are You a Hypnotist??” with Impala as his backing band. And we were left to speculate if the Lips could live up to their opening act. Luckily Coyne is not a man to be outdone, especially onstage. Within the first five minutes of Friday’s “blood bath,” Coyne had scaled a massive pulpit that was lit up like a Christmas tree, presented himself in a floor-length white gown and flowing blond wig, and been doused in a few gallons of (fake?) blood by a Miley Cyrus look-alike riding a man in a giant bear costume. Then came the balloons — hundreds of them — released in unison as confetti cannons shot pink party paper into the crowd. The scene it created was nothing short of spectacular, and the effect it had on the crowd was something approaching ecstatic glee. Musically speaking, the Lips cast their net wide and delivered a set list that was great for the die-hards, but tough to swallow for those who’ve only paid casual attention to the band’s 16-plus-album output. While I can applaud the band’s don’t-give-a-fuck attitude when it comes to catering to the masses, one also couldn’t help but notice a disconnect between Coyne and his audience about halfway through the set. The frontman is famously interactive with his fans, but from atop his glow-in-the-dark perch, he was forced to rely on less crowd surfing and more hand gesturing to get people pumped up. And when they didn’t respond as loudly or emphatically as he wanted, the whole thing started to feel a little forced. That said, Flaming Lips superfans were heavily rewarded on Friday night, as the band dished up deep cuts like “A Spoonful Weighs a Ton” and a heavy helping of newer, spaced-out tracks from this year’s The Terror. And for those that stuck with it, the night’s big finale brought Tame Impala back onstage for a glorious rendition of “Do You Realize??” It was a moment so big, silly, confetti-filled, and tear-jerking, you couldn’t help p but forgive g the Lips’ p missteps and embrace the fact that this year went out with such a freakishly weird, unarguably great bang.

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COOL COLOR: “Paper on Blue” by Jack N. Mohr is on display at Artamo Gallery as part of his exhibit titled The Blue Wall, showing through December .

art exhibits MUSEUMS Art, Design & Architecture Museum – Freedom Now!, Year of Rebellion by Joe Melchione, Art and Its Discontents, and Ambiguous Histories: Selected Works from the Exit Art Portfolios, through Dec. ; Fran Siegel: Translocation and Overlay, through Apr. , .  University Rd., -. Casa Dolores – Multiple permanent installations featuring Mexican folk art.  Bath St., -. Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum – Mark Twain exhibit, through Dec. . Multiple permanent installations.  W. Anapamu St., -. Lompoc Museum – American Needle Arts Pre -1950: History Through The Eye of a Needle, through Jan. , . Multiple permanent installations.  S. H St., Lompoc, -. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara – Limuw: An Ode to the Sea, through Nov. ; Bloom Projects: Ro Snell, All That Is Left, through Dec. ; Call for Entries 2013: Julia Hickey, M. Helsenrott Hochhauser, Katy McCarthy, Marco Pinter, and Christopher Ulivo, through Dec. .  Paseo Nuevo, -. Rancho La Patera/Stow House – Multiple permanent exhibits hosted by the Goleta Valley Historical Society.  N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta, -. S.B. Historical Museum – The Story of Santa Barbara, permanent exhibition. Free admission.  E. De la Guerra St., -. S.B. Maritime Museum – Photography by Jack London, through Dec. ; Lost Surf Art Posters of Santa Barbara by Rick Sharp, through April .  Harbor Wy., #, -. S.B. Museum of Art – Totally 80s: Gifts to the Permanent Collection, through Jan. , ; John Divola: As Far as I Could Get, through Jan. , ; Delacroix and the Matter of Finish, through Jan. , ; Degas to Chagall: Important Loans from The Armand Hammer Foundation and the Collection of Michael Armand Hammer and Martin Kersels’s Charm series, ongoing exhibitions.  State St., -.

Ty Warner Sea Ctr. – Multiple permanent installations.  Stearns Wharf, -. Wildling Museum – Works by artists of the Santa Ynez Valley Artists’ Studio Tour, through Nov. ; The Santa Ynez River and Watershed as Seen by The Oak Group, through Jan. , .  B Mission Dr., Solvang, -.

GALLERIES Artamo Gallery – Jack N. Mohr: The Blue Wall, Nov.  - Dec. .  W. Anapamu St., -. Architectural Foundation Gallery – A Walk Through Urban America by Santi Visalli, through Nov. .  E. Victoria St., -. Atkinson Gallery – Siobahn McBride: Every Night Is a Pizza Dinner, through Dec. . SBCC West Campus,  Cliff Dr., Bldg. , Rm. , -. Cancer Ctr. of S.B. – Art Heals, a permanent exhibit.  Pueblo St., -. Channing Peake Gallery – Beyond Cubism: The Anne and Walon Green Collection, through Jan. , . S.B. County Administration Bldg.,  E. Anapamu St., -. Corridan Gallery – Fur, Feathers & Fins, through Dec. .  N. Milpas St., -. Cypress Gallery – Nancy D. Hall: Photography: A Moment In Time, through Nov. .  E. Cypress Ave., Lompoc, -. Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art – A Time of Reflection, through Dec. .  State St., -. Gallery Los Olivos – Lyrical Duet by Larry Rankin and Erin Williams, through Nov. .  Grand Ave., Los Olivos, -. Hospice of S.B. – Coast, Light, Dawn & Dusk: Six Months by the Sea by Kit BoiseCossart; permanent installations by painter Mary Heebner.  Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. , -. Kim Kieler Gallery– I Am a Simple Woman by Mai Anh, through Nov. .  N. Calle César Chávez, Door #, -. Hotel Indigo – Limuw: An Ode to the Sea, through Jan. , .  State St., -. James Main Fine Art – Channing Peake: Abstraction in Santa Barbara, through Feb. , .  E. De La Guerra St., -.

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NOV. 7–14 Marcia Burtt Studio – Marcia Burtt solo exhibition, through Nov. .  Laguna St., -. S.B. Tennis Club – Encore: Angel, Nov.  - Dec. .  Foothill Rd., -. Santa Maria Country Club – Artwork for the Animals by Margie Bowker, through Dec. .  W. Waller Ln., Santa Maria, -. Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery – Nicole Strasburg: New Terrain, through Dec. ; Tonalism Now, Tonalism Then, through Dec. .  E. Anapamu St., -. Trowbridge Gallery – Landscape paintings by Richard Schloss, through November.  E. Ojai Ave., Ste. , Ojai, -. wall space gallery – Lori Vrba: Anthology, through Nov. ; Heads Up, through Dec. .  E. Yanonali St., C-, -.

LIVE MUSIC CLASSICAL First Presbyterian Church –   E. Constance Ave., -. SUN: Veteran’s Day Concert (:pm)

POP, ROCK & JAZZ Adama –  Chapala St., -. THU: Greg Harrison (pm) Brewhouse –  W. Montecito St., -. THU-SAT, WED: Live Music (pm) Campbell Hall –  Mesa Rd., UCSB, -. TUE: Lyle Lovett and John Haitt (-pm) Cold Spring Tavern –  Stagecoach Rd., -. FRI: The Nombres (-pm) SAT: John Lyle (-pm); The Kinds (-pm) SUN: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan (:-pm); Lowdown Dudes (:-:pm) The Creekside –  Hollister Ave., -. MON: Karaoke with Dyno (pm) WED: Country Night (pm) Dargan’s –  E. Ortega St., -. THU: Dannsair (:pm) SAT: Traditional Irish Music (:pm) TUE: Karaoke (pm) Endless Summer Bar/Café –  Harbor Wy., -. FRI: Acoustic guitar and vocals (:pm) EOS Lounge –  Anacapa St., -. THU: Huge Thursday with Mackie and Bix King FRI: Live Music (-pm); DNA Presents SAT: DJ Calvin and Kohjay WED: Salsa Night Indochine –  State St., -. TUE: Indie Night (pm) WED: Karaoke (:pm) The James Joyce –  State St., -. THU: Alastair Greene Band (pm) FRI: Kinsella Brothers Band (pm) SAT: Ulysses (:-:pm) SUN, MON: Karaoke (pm) TUE: Ben Markham and Brian Cole WED: Open Mike Night Marquee –  State St., -. THU: Thursday Jazz Night (pm) WED: Open Mike Night (pm) Live Oak Unitarian –  N. Fairview Ave., -. SAT: The Kimberly Ford Band (:pm) Moby Dick Restaurant –  Stearns Wharf, -. WED-SAT: Derroy (pm) SUN: Derroy (am) Monty’s –  Hollister Ave., Goleta, -. THU: Karaoke Night (pm) O’Malleys and the Study Hall –  State St., -. THU: College Night with DJ Gavin Old Town Tavern –  Orange Ave., Goleta, -. FRI, SAT, WED: Karaoke Night (:pm) Palapa Restaurant –  State St., -. FRI: Live Mariachi Music (:pm) Ranch and Reata Roadhouse –  Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, -. FRI: Cash Cooper (:pm) SAT: Dave Gleason (:pm) THU: Cassie Kimzie (:pm)

Reds Tapas & Wine Bar –  Helena Ave., -. THU: Music Thursdays (pm) Roundin’ Third –  Calle Real, -. THU, TUE: Locals Night (pm) S.B. Maritime Museum –  Harbor Wy., #, -. SAT: Ukulele music and singing (-:pm) Sandbar –  State St., -. TUE: ’s Night (pm) WED: Big Wednesday (pm) THU: College Night (pm) Seven Bar & Kitchen –  Helena Ave., -. THU: The Caverns (pm) WED: Live Band Karaoke (pm) THU: Winchester Rebels CD Release Party (pm) SOhO Restaurant & Music Club –  State St., -. THU: We The Beat presents: Goldroom (pm) FRI: Club Mercy presents: Meat Puppets (:pm) SAT: Southside American, The Little Heroes, The Blues and Greys (pm) SUN: Battle of the Blues Bands (Noon); Tico Trio (pm) MON: Tigran (pm) WED: Makana – Benefit for the Surfrider Foundation (pm) THU: Club Mercy Presents: Quasi (pm) Statemynt –  State St., -. THU: DJ Akorn WED: Blues Night (pm) Tiburon Tavern –  State St., -. FRI: Karaoke Night (:pm) Velvet Jones –  State St., -. THU: Roach Gigz & Husalah (pm) FRI: Club Mercy presents: Gza (pm) SAT: King Lil G (pm) MON: Monday Night Football (:pm) TUE: FMLYBND & Kiev Whiskey Richard’s –  State St., -. THU: The Bloodtypes and Mongo (pm) MON: Open Mike Night (pm) WED: Punk on Vinyl (pm) Wildcat –  W. Ortega St., -. THU: DJs Hollywood and Patrick B SUN: Red Room with DJ Gavin Roy (pm) TUE: Local Band Night (pm) Zodo’s –  Calle Real, Goleta, -. THU: KjEE Thursday Night Strikes (:-:pm) MON: Service Industry Night (pm)

The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies at UCSB

Gideon Raff Prisoners of War & Homeland Sunday, November 24 / 3:00 p.m. / Free UCSB Campbell Hall

Gideon Raff, creator, writer and director of the award-winning Israeli television drama series, Prisoners of War (Hatufim), which served as the inspiration for its critically acclaimed US adaptation, Homeland, shows clips from and explores the connections between what The New York Times has called “two TV siblings.”

theater Campbell Hall –  Mesa Rd., UCSB, -. THU,FRI: Blind Summit Theatre: The Table (-pm) WED: Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders (-pm) Center Stage Theater – Carrie: The Musical.  Paseo Nuevo, -. THU, FRI: pm SUN: pm THU: pm Granada Theatre –  State St., -. FRI: Tosca (:pm) SUN: Tosca (:pm) MON, TUE: Million Dollar Quartet (pm) Marian Theatre – Mary Poppins Gala Performance. Allan Hancock College,  S. College Dr., Santa Maria, -. SAT: :pm McDermott-Crockett Mortuary – The Designated Mourner.  Chapala St., -. FRI, SAT: pm Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara –The Collector: Animal Cracker Conspiracy.  Paseo Nuevo, -. THU /: pm Plaza Playhouse Theater – Pvt Wars.  Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, -. FRI: :pm S.B. High School Theatre – Chicago.  E. Anacapa St., -. FRI, SAT, THU: pm SUN: pm Veterans Memorial Building – Happy Few.  W Cabrillo Blvd. , -. FRI, SAT: :pm

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The following films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, THROUGH THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14. Descriptions followed by initials — DJP (D.J. Palladino), KS (Kit Steinkellner), JW (Josef Woodard) — have been taken from our critics’ reviews, which can be read in full at independent.com. The symbol ✯ indicates the film is recommended.

Even people who don’t much like reading science fiction love reading Ender’s Game. For years it was one of a few novels that bookstore clerks could safely recommend to picky readers, though even then problems attached themselves to this story of a post-alien-devastated Earth preparing for its next extraterrestrial encounter by training up children for combat via simulations and video games. (Controversies aside, it got the cultural impact of gaming even more dramatically than cyberpunks like William Gibson did.) That’s mostly because — even with its hand-wringing pacifist finale — Orson Scott Card’s novel has a militarist’s appeal; it’s all about exalted warriors, even if they are kids. The U.S. Army put it on its recommended reading list; Card himself often called it un-filmable. No doubt Card — who helped produce this movie — has changed his mind. And it makes for a very good science-fiction film: Imagine Starship Troopers without the gratuitous breasts and gore. But the success doesn’t come from the uninspired cast; Harrison Ford is stolid fun, but Asa Butterfield seems less engaged than he was playing Hugo — and Viola Davis and Ben Kingsley appear to be acting under the influence of face-paralyzing drugs. Yet the rapid changes in the film’s evolving contexts, like rising levels in a video game, inevitably take us to what we know deep down is about to happen: War and games will blur. Ender’s Game is a troubling story. You might get queasy about a children’s crusade even in spaceships with lightningbolt ray guns. But the real discomfort in this movie comes from its elitism. Ender doesn’t have a destiny like Luke Skywalker. He’s just better by design, and it’s hard for us to celebrate him. The movie has ingenuity, a complicated plot, and it makes you think. It just doesn’t leave you feeling comforted about our future. (DJP) Camino Real/Metro 4

Last Vegas (105 mins.; PG-13: sexual content, language)

An elder cliché for boomers mildly courting self-deprecating jokes — the whole point of this film, which was clearly pitched as The Hangover Part IV: Who Spiked the Ensure?, is to skirt close to the obviously embarrassing and then dart away nervously. But the biggest laughs were the ones you saw in the trailers. Mary Steenburgen, who plays a late-life lounge lizard-ess asks Kevin Kline, whose wife has given him license to cheat, whether he’s “good in bed.” (It’s a question that only a movie-script brassy woman would ask.) “I can’t remember,” he says. The rest of the film is kind of like that. Playing only in the field of safe assumptions, this septuagenarian pub crawl hedges all its bets by never going near anything terrifying or outrageous, as the real Hangover movies did. Stranger, these

of-a-certain-age protagonists don’t seem to have passed through any of the weird crucibles of drugs, sex, and rock ’n’ roll that people of their generation should have encountered. They seem to have been born when bobby-soxers ruled the Earth and then skipped over into some sort of middle-class privileged Rat Pack mentality. There’s too much talent (Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman) to completely ignore this, but it’s sad that the writers didn’t risk anything. They get by without being truly risqué or mentioning mortality — the true theme — without any nervous, clichéd laughs attached. (DJP) Fairview/Fiesta 5

PREMIERES Thor: The Dark World (112 mins.; PG-13: sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some suggestive content)

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) embarks on his most treacherous journey yet, which finds him reuniting with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and sacrificing himself for the greater good. Arlington (2-D and 3-D)/ Camino Real (2- D and 3-D)/ Metro 4 (2-D and 3-D)

SCREENINGS American Vagabond (85 mins.; NR) Two young men arrive in a promising city only to find heartbreak and homelessness. Screens as part of the 2013 OUTrageous Film Festival. Sat., Nov. 9, 11am, Metro 4 Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed (76 mins.; NR)

This 2004 documentary follows Brooklyn Congressmember Shirley Chisholm’s bid for the presidency in 1972. Wed., Nov. 13, 6pm, UCSB’s MultiCultural Center

✯ Elysium (109 mins.; R: strong bloody violence, language throughout) In the future, the wealthy live on a manmade space station, while the rest of the population resides on barren Earth. Neill Blomkamp’s second film takes place in the same thematic universe as his surprising debut, District . It’s science fiction in a terrifyingly “realistic” vein. It’s both weird and formulaic, not to mention a happy ending to a summer of mediocre blockbusters. (DJP) Fri. and Mon., Nov 8 and 11, 7 and 10 p.m., Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

Girl Rising (101 mins.; PG-13: thematic material including disturbing images)

This documentary follows nine girls from around the world as they struggle to earn an education. Screens as part of the Five Fabulous Docs film series. (Read more on p. 49.) Wed., Nov. 13, 7pm, UCSB’s Pollock Theater

Heterosexual Jill (80 mins.; NR) A female mockumentary filmmaker gets involved with a woman who’s recently completed a round of “ex-gay” therapy. Screens as part of the 2013 OUTrageous Film Festival. Fri., Nov. 8, 8:30pm, Metro 4 I’m So Excited! (90 mins.; R: strong sexual content including crude references, drug use)

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The Kill Team (79 mins.; NR) This documentary tells the story of a 21-year-old infantryman in Afghanistan who, with his father at his side, tried to alert the military to the war crimes his platoon was committing. Screens as part of the Five Fabulous Docs film series. Tue., Nov. 12, 7pm, UCSB’s Pollock Theater

The Last Match (94 mins.; NR) This drama tells the story of young Cubans struggling with poverty and confusing societal perceptions about sexual identities. Screens as part of the 2013 OUTrageous Film Festival.

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A sailor’s ship collides with a shipping container, forcing him to fight for his life in the open ocean. Robert Redford stars. Redford handles every obstacle flung his way with a quiet and steady competence that feels more heroic than anything we’ve seen Marvel’s The Avengers do to date. (KS) Paseo Nuevo

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✯ Captain Phillips (134 mins.; PG-13: Lewd & Lascivious (51 mins.; NR) In 1965, a group of straight ministers goes up against the San Francisco Police Department in defense of the marginalized — and abused — San Fran gay and lesbian community. Screens as part of the 2013 OUTrageous Film Festival. Fri., Nov. 8, 6:30pm, Metro 4

Mother of George (107 mins.; R: sexuality, some language, a disturbing image)

A Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn struggles to conceive a child, leading the wife to make a decision that could save or destroy her family. Screens as part of SBIFF’s Showcase Film Series. Wed., Nov. 13, 7:30pm, Plaza de Oro

The New Black (80 mins.; NR) This documentary looks at the divide between black and LGBT communities, and how activists are working to close it. Screens as part of the 2013 OUTrageous Film Festival. Sun., Nov. 10, 1:30pm, Metro 4

Pit Stop (80 mins.; NR) After an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe (Bill Heck) seeks comfort in his ex-wife and daughter. Screens as part of the 2013 OUTrageous Film Festival. Sat., Nov. 9, 8:30pm, Metro 4

Test (89 mins.; NR) Set in 1985 San Francisco, a shy dancer navigates the worlds of dating and professionalism just as the first AIDS tests become available. Screens as part of the 2013 OUTrageous Film Festival. Sun., Nov. 10, 4pm, Metro 4

Reaching for the Moon (118 mins.; NR) Poet Elizabeth Bishop sets sail for Rio de Janeiro and begins a relationship with architect Lota de Macedo Soares in 1951. Screens as part of the 2013 OUTrageous Film Festival. Sun., Nov. 10, 6pm, Metro 4

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Tom Hanks stars as real-life ship captain Richard Phillips, who was manning the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama when it was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009. Hanks summons up a kind of modest mastery here, armed with believability and vulnerability in the lead role of the captain in crisis. (JW) Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo

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The Counselor (117 mins.; R: graphic violence, some grisly images, strong sexual content, language)

Michael Fassbender stars as a lawyer who gets in over his head when he gets wrapped up in a drug-trafficking ring. This story is told in philosophical conversations punctuated by acts of unspeakable violence, and if those are terms you can agree to, The Counselor proves to be a refreshingly bold use of some of Hollywood’s biggest players. (KS) Plaza de Oro Free Birds (91 mins.; PG: some action/peril, rude humor)

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mystery, to believe that we will begin to live only through the love of that person — what else is this but the birth of great passion?” How do you respond to this provocative statement, Cancerian? Here are my thoughts: On the one hand, maybe it’s not healthy for you to fantasize that a special someone can give you what you can’t give yourself. On the other hand, believing this is true may inspire you to take an intriguing risk that would catalyze invigorating transformations. Which is it? Now is a good time to ruminate on these matters.

will be inclined to pay you back, so you might want to give them a nudge. I won’t be surprised if you find a $20 bill lying on the sidewalk or if a store cashier accidentally gives you way too much change. In the wake of these tendencies, your main assignment is to be alert for opportunities to increase your cash flow. For example, if you wake up in the middle of the night with an idea for boosting your financial fortunes, I hope you will have a pen and notebook by the bed to write it down.

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(Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): “Not for all the whiskey in heaven,” begins a poem by Charles Bernstein.“Not for all the flies in Vermont. Not for all the tears in the basement. Not for a million trips to Mars. Not for all the fire in hell. Not for all the blue in the sky.” Can you guess what he’s driving at? Those are the things he will gladly do without in order to serve his passion. “No, never, I’ll never stop loving you,” he concludes. According to my understanding of your astrological cycle, Scorpio, now is a good time for you to make a comparable pledge. What is the one passion you promise to devote yourself to above all others? And what are you willing to live without in order to focus on that passion? Be extravagant, pure, wild, and explicit.

(Apr. 20 - May 20): “Poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings,” wrote W.H. Auden. If that’s true, then your job is to be a poet right now. You seem to be awash in a hubbub of paradoxical inclinations, complete with conflicting desires and mismatched truths. There’s no shame or blame in that. But you do have a responsibility to communicate your complexity with honesty and precision. If you can manage that, people will treat you with affection and give you extra slack. They might even thank you.

(July 23 - Aug. 22): Canadians Tommy Larkin and Stephen Goosney are biological brothers, but they were adopted by different families when they were young. They lost touch for almost 30 years. Once they began looking for each other, it didn’t take long to be reunited. Nor did they have to travel far to celebrate. It turns out that they were living across the street from each other in the same small town in Newfoundland. I foresee a metaphorically similar experience in your future, Leo. When you get reconnected to your past, you will find that it has been closer than you realized.

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(May 21 - June 20): What can you do to improve your flow? Are there obstructions in your environment that keep you from having a more fluidic rhythm? Do you harbor negative beliefs that make it harder for life to bestow its natural blessings on you? Now is the time to take care of glitches like these, Gemini. You have more power than usual to eliminate constrictions and dissolve fixations. Your intuition will be strong when you use it to drum up graceful luck for your personal use. Be aggressive. Be bold. Be lyrical. It’s high time for you to slip into a smooth groove.

(Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): This will be an excellent week for you to talk with yourself — or rather, with yourselves. I’m envisioning in-depth conversations between your inner saint and your inner evil twin … between the hard worker and the lover of creature comforts … between the eager-to-please servant of the greater good and the self-sufficient smartie who’s dedicated to personal success. I think that in at least some of these confabs, you should speak every word out loud. You should gesture with your hands and express colorful body language. It’s prime time for your different sub-personalities to get to know each other better.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22): In the beginning of his novel The White Castle, Orhan Pamuk offers this meditation: “To imagine that a person who intrigues us has access to a way of life unknown and all the more attractive for its

LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): In the coming week you will probably have more luck than usual if you play keno, craps, blackjack, bingo, or roulette. People who owe you money

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): Dmitri Razumikhin is a character in Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel Crime and Punishment. His surname is derived from the Russian word for “reason.” At one point he makes a drunken speech that includes these observations: “It’s by talking nonsense that one gets to the truth! Not one single truth has ever been arrived at without people first having talked a dozen reams of nonsense, even ten dozen reams of it.” Let’s make this a centerpiece of your current strategy, Sagittarius. Just assume that in order to ferret out the core insights that will fuel your next transformations, you may need to speak and hear a lot of babble.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): At the 2013 Grammy Awards, actor Neil Patrick Harris introduced the band Fun. this way:

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“As legendary gangster rap icon Katharine Hepburn once said, if you follow all the rules, you miss all the fun.” Everything about that vignette is a template for the approach you can use now with great success. You should gravitate toward festive events and convivial gatherings. Whenever possible, you should sponsor, activate, and pave the way for fun. Toward that end, it’s totally permissible for you to tell amusing stories that aren’t exactly factual and that bend the rules not quite to the breaking point.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): Some spiritual traditions regard the ego as a bad thing. They imply it’s the source of suffering — a chronically infected pustule that must be regularly lanced and drained. I understand this argument. The ego has probably been the single most destructive force in the history of civilization. But I also think it’s our sacred duty to redeem and rehabilitate it. After all, we often need our egos in order to get important things done. Our egos give us the confidence to push through difficulties. They motivate us to work hard to achieve our dreams. Your assignment, Aquarius, is to beautify your ego as you strengthen it. Build your self-esteem without stirring up arrogance. Love yourself brilliantly, not neurotically. Express your talents in ways that stimulate others to express their talents.

PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20): Dr. Seuss wrote his children’s books in English, but he liked to stretch the limits of his native tongue. “You’ll be surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond ‘Z’ and start poking around,” he said. One of the extra letters he found out there was “yuzz,” which he used to spell the made-up word “yuzz-a-matuzz.” I recommend that you take after Seuss — not only in the way you speak, but also in the ways you work, play, love, dream, and seek adventure. It’s time to explore the territory beyond your comfort zone. Homework: Make two fresh promises to yourself: one that’s easy to keep and one that’s at the edge of your capacity to live up to.


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Coffee Houses SB COFFEE Roasting Company 321 Motor Way SB 962‑5213– NOW WITH FREE WI‑FI! Santa Barbara’s premiere coffee roasting company since 1989. Come in for the freshest most deli‑ cious cup of coffee ever and watch us roast the best coffee in town at our historic Old Town location ‑ Corner of State & Gutierrez. Gift baskets, mail order & corporate gifts avail. sbcoffee.com.

Ethiopian AUTHENTIC ETHIOPIAN CUISINE Featured at Petit Valentien Restaurant 1114 State St. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Open Sat‑Sun Lunch ONLY 11am‑2:30pm. Serkaddis Alemu offers in ever chang‑ ing menu with choices of vegitarian, vegan, and meat options. Catering Avaliable for parties of up to 40 people.

PETIT VALENTIEN, 1114 STATE ST. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Open M‑F 11:30‑ 3pm (lunch). M‑Sat 5pm‑Close (dinner). Sun $24 four course prefix dinner. In La Arcada Plaza, Chef Robert Dixon presents classic French comfort food at affordable cost in this cozy gem of a restaurant. Petit Valentien offers a wide array of meat and seafood entrees along with extensive small plates and a wine list specializing in amazing quality at arguably the best price in town. A warm roman‑ tic atmosphere makes the perfect date spot. Comfortable locale for dinner parties, or even just a relax‑ ing glass of wine. Reservations are recommended. RENAUD’S PATISSERIE & Bistro, 3315 State St. in Loreto Plaza, 569‑2400 & 1324 State St. Ste N 892‑2800 $$ M ‑ Sat 7‑ 5, Sun 7‑3 & M‑Sun 7‑ 3 Wide selec‑ tion of wholesome French pastries. Breakfast & lunch menu is com‑ posed of egg dishes, sandwiches & salads representing Renaud’s favor‑ ites. Our Brewed coffees & teas are proudly 100% Organic.

Indian FLAVOR OF INDIA 3026 State 682‑ 6561 $$ www.flavorofindiasb.com VOTED BEST 17yrs. Finest, most authentic Indian cuisine is afford‑ able too! All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet $8.95 M‑S dinner combos $9.95+ Specials: Tandoori‑ Mixed or Fish, Chicken Tikka Masala, Shrimp Bhuna. Also: meat, curries & veg‑ etarian.Wine & Beer. Take out. 20yrs of Excellence!

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INDIA HOUSE, 418 State St. Next to 99 Cent Store 805.962.5070. 7 days 11:30a‑ 3:30p ALL YOU CAN EAT Lunch Buffet $8.95. Dinner 5p‑9p. Tandori & North Indian Muglai specialties. World Class Indian Chefs at your service! Traditional floor seating. Indian & Draft Beers, Local Wines. www.indiahouseusa.com

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NAAN STOP ‑ Popular, Casual Dinining, Indian Restaurant w/ Boba drinks, chicken tikka masala, saag tofu, naan bread, and all other favorites! 966 Embarcadero del Mar 685‑4715. SPICE AVENUE/INDIA Club Moved from State Street, brand new location! Authentic Indian Cuisine. Zagat Rated since 2006. A family owned restaurant from London, 5 Star Chef from India Dinesh, lunch buffet 7 days a week, w/ special Dosa menu on Sat. & Sun. Beer & Wine. Open 7 days a week. 5701 Calle Real. 805‑967‑ 7171

KYOTO, 3232 State St, 687‑1252.$$. Open 7days M‑F 11:30a‑2p; Sat Noon‑ 2:30p Lunch; Sun‑Thur 5‑10p Dinner, Fri‑Sat 5p‑10:30p.Complete Sushi Bar. Steak & Seafood Specials! Sashimi, Teriyaki, original Japanese appetiz‑ ers & Combination Boat Dinner. SB’s only TATAMI Rooms reservations sug‑ gested. Beer, Wine & Sake.Take Out. Birthday customers get FREE tempura ice cream & photo on our website! KyotoSB.com

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DARGAN’S IRISH Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega St. (next to lot 10) SB, 568‑0702. $$. Open 7 days 11:30a‑ Close (Food ‘til 10p, 11p on Sat/ Sun). AE MC V Disc. Authentic Irish food & atmosphere in downtown SB. Specialties from Ireland include Seafood & Meat dishes. Informal, relaxed pub‑style atmosphere. Live music Thursday nights. Children wel‑ come. Avail. for private parties. Pool & Darts.

PALAPA 4123 State 683‑3074 $$ Sat/ Sun Open 7a. M‑F 8:30a‑9p. Seafood enchiladas, ceviche, salads, tamales, chile rellenos. A mini vacation in Baja! Smoking deck.Lots of heated patios. Refrescos, flan, black beans, green rice, Mexican organic coffee.Cervesa y Vino. Breakfast * Lunch * Dinner daily. Live Mariachi music Fri’s 6p. Gift certificates.Private parties & catering. Nos vemos!

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NATURAL CAFE, 508 State St., 5 blocks from beach. 962‑9494 Goleta‑ 5892 Hollister 692‑2363. 361 Hitchcock Way 563‑1163 $. Open for lunch & din‑ ner 7 days. A local favorite for dinner. Voted “Best Lunch in Santa Barbara” “Best Health Food Restaurant” “Best Veggie Burger” “Best Sidewalk Cafe Patio” “Best Fish Taco” all in the Independent Reader’s Poll. Daily Specials, Char‑Broiled Chicken, Fresh Fish, Homemade Soups, Hearty Salads, Healthy Sandwiches, Juice Bar, Microbrews, Local Wines, and the Best Patio on State St. 9 loca‑ tions serving the Central Coast. www.thenaturalcafe.com

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Wine of the Week Chuck Hope is one of the grape‑growing pioneers of Paso Robles, and his family’s largest label, Liberty School, represents one of the best values you can find on grocery‑ store shelves. There’s also the blend champion, Treana, and the multi‑vintage powerhouses, Candor and Troublemaker, but this label, named after his son — who is the winemaker, modern visionary, and contemporary face of the brand — is where they throw their high‑end, single‑varietal attention, focusing solely on small lots of grenache and syrah. This 2011 syrah — a hand‑picked blend of four clones that got pumped over for 10 days before a three‑week extended maceration and 10 months in new French oak — is luscious evidence of that care, equally layered parts of juicy berry and barrel smoke, with a plum finish. See hopefamilywines.com.

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Steak HOLDREN’S 512 State St. 965‑3363 Lunch & Dinner Daily. Featuring $20 Prime Rib Wednesdays‑ USDA 12 oz Prime MidWestern corn‑fed beef char‑ broiled over mesquite; or try from our selections of the freshest seafood. We offer extensive wine & martini lists & look forward to making your dining experience superb! Reservations avail. RODNEY’S Grill, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard at The Fess Parker – A Doubletree by Hilton Resort 805‑564‑ 4333. Serving 5pm – 10pm Tuesday through Saturday. Rodney’s Grill Menu is Fresh and New. Featuring all natural hor‑ mone‑free beef and fresh seafood, appe‑ tizers, and incredible desserts. The place to enjoy dinner with family and friends by the beach. Private Dining Room for 30. Full cocktail bar with specialty cocktails. Wine cellar with Santa Barbara County & California best vintages by‑the‑glass www.rodneyssteakhouse.com

Thai YOUR PLACE Restaurant, 22 N. Milpas St., 966‑5151, 965‑9397. $$. Open Mon 4‑9:45pm Tues‑Thurs & Sun 11:30a‑9:45p, Fri/Sat 11:30a‑10:30p. V MC AE. Your Place ‑ The One & Only. Voted “BEST THAI FOOD” for 26 years by Independent and The Weekly readers, making us a Living Legend! Lunch & dinner specials daily. Fresh seafood & tasty vegetarian dishes. Santa Barbara Restaurant Guide selected us as the Best Thai Restaurant for exceptional dining reflected by food quality, service & ambiance.

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SOJOURNER CAFÉ, 134 E. Canon Perdido 965‑7922. Open 11‑11 Th‑Sat; 11a‑10:30p Sun‑Wed. SB’s natural foods landmark since 1978 Daily soups & chef’s specials, hearty stews, fresh local fish, organic chicken dishes,salads & sandwiches & award winning dessert . Espresso bar, beer, wine, smoothies, shakes & fresh juices sojournercafe.com

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SPENCER’S LIMOUSINE & Tours, 884‑ 9700 Thank You SB, Voted BEST 18yrs! Specializing in wine tours of all Central Cal Wineries. Gourmet picnic lunch or fine restau‑ rants avail TCP16297 805‑884‑9700 www.spencerslimo.com

RENEGADE WINES: 417 Santa Barbara St. Ste A‑6, 805‑568‑1961. Tues‑Fri 11a‑6p, Sat. 12‑6p. Sun‑Mon by appointment. SB’s oldest wine shop, over 23 years same loca‑ tion. We are Santa Barbara’s pre‑ mier wine retailer, offering a wide variety of local and imported wines. Our diverse assortment of wine comes from the world’s fin‑ est vineyards with prices starting around $9. View our full inventory @ www.renegadewines.com. We store

your wine. 3000sq feet of temp. con‑ trolled wine lockers; 8 case lock‑ ers‑300 case rooms. Off‑street park‑ ing. 2 blocks from State St. (2nd driveway @ 126 E. Haley) Monthly tastings & private tastings avail‑ able. We ship wine. Keep in touch: Facebook, Google+, Twitter

Wineries/Tasting Rooms BABCOCK WINERY & VINEYARDS. 5175 HWY 246 Sta. Rita Hills. 805‑736‑ 1455 Open 10:30‑5 p.m. daily. For 30 years Bryan Babcock has been honing his craft. Venture into beautiful wine country and savor his extraordinary collection of high‑ ly expressive single‑vineyard Pinot Noirs rarely offered outside of the winery. Sample highly acclaimed Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. Cabernet and Syrah sourced from warmer SB Co. locales are voluptuous. Taste wine and shop for eclectic gifts in a newly renovated, vintage inspired atmosphere. www. babcockwinery.com SANTA BARBARA Winery, 202 Anacapa St. 963‑3633. Open Sun‑ Thurs 10a‑6p & Fri‑Sat 10a ‑ 7p, small charge for extensive tasting list. 2 blocks from both State St & the beach. This venerable winery is the county’s oldest‑ est.1962, and offers many internationally acclaimed wines from their Lafond Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills. Try some of Winemaker Bruce McGuire’s small production bottling.www.sbwinery.com


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he Gobble Song is a Thanksgiving tradition from Santa Barbara’s popular band Spencer the Gardener. As it turns out, The Restaurant Guy also has a Thanksgiving tradition. Each November, my email inbox is swamped with the same question: Which restaurants serve a traditional turkey meal on Thanksgiving Day? Last week The Restaurant Gal and I made a hundred phone calls to find the answer for you. Make reservations early because many places sell out weeks in advance. For the seventh year in a row, I present to you a list of restaurants offering Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 28:

Arlington Tavern, 770-2626 Ballard Inn Restaurant, 688-7770 Bella Vista at Four Seasons The Biltmore, 969-2261 Bistro 1111 at Hyatt, 730-1111 Bistro at Bacara Resort, 968-0100 Blush Restaurant & Lounge, 957-1300 bouchon, 730-1160 Brasil Arts Café, 845-7656 Brothers Restaurant at Red Barn, 688-4142 Ca’ Dario, 884-9419 Cádiz, 770-2760 Cold Spring Tavern, 967-0066 Creekside Buffet at Chumash Casino, 686-0855 Crocodile Restaurant at Lemon Tree Inn, 687-6444 DoubleTree Resort, 884-8533 Eladio’s, 963-4466 El Encanto, 845-5800 El Torito, 963-1968 Finch & Fork at Canary Hotel, 879-9100 The French Table, 882-0050 Fresco Café Five Points (take-out only, three days’ notice required), 967-6037 Frog Bar & Grill at Glen Annie Golf Course, 968-0664 Harbor Restaurant, 963-3311 Harry’s Plaza Café, 687-2800 Holdren’s – Downtown, 965-3363 Holdren’s Grill – Goleta, 685-8900 Jack’s Bistro & Bagels Carpinteria (eat-in or take-out, three days’ notice required for take-out), 319-0155 Joe’s Café, 966-4638 Julienne, 845-6488 Louie’s at the Upham Hotel, 963-7003 Marmalade Café, 682-5246 Miró at Bacara Resort, 968-0100 Moby Dick Restaurant, 965-0549 Montecito Wine Bistro, 969-7520 Mulligans Café, 682-3228 Petros in Los Olivos, 686-5455 Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro, 962-1455 Plow & Angel at San Ysidro Ranch, 565-1724 Root 246, 686-8681 Roy, 966-5636 Sage & Onion (take-out only, three days’ notice required), 845-4134 Seagrass, 963-1012 Shoals Restaurant at Cliff House Inn, 652-1381 Sly’s (take-out only, 10 days’ notice required), 684-6666 Smoke ’N Barrel BBQ Shack (take-out only, two days’ notice required), 685-7300 Stella Mare’s, 969-6705 Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch, 565-1724 Tee-Off Restaurant, 687-1616 Treehouse Restaurant, 687-2426 Willows at Chumash Casino, 686-0855 Wine Cask, 966-9463

MAGIC PITA CAFÉ OPENS: Magic Pita Café has opened at  West Haley Street in the former home of Greek House Café, which closed in September.“We serve Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, fast, gourmet, take-out food … from a sparkling clean, upscale holein-the-wall,” says representative Sharon Brasil. The menu offers fresh rotisserie meat wraps and vegetarian dishes including shawarma wrap (beef/lamb/chicken), Beirut kafta burger wrap, falafel, tabouleh, hummus, rolled grape leaves, tzatziki, and baklava. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sunday noon - 5 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, late nights 10:30 p.m.2:30 a.m.; closed SHAWARMAGICAL: The new Monday. For more Magic Pita Café at 5 West information, call Haley Street offers fast casual 560-0809 or visit dining with a fusion of Medimagicpitacafe.com. JAVAN’S CLOSES:

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Reader Mike says he went to Javan’s at  Embarcadero del Norte in Isla Vista for lunch and discovered they were gone. He says there’s a “Thank you for 25 years of support” sign on the door. BROTHERS RESTAURANT UPDATE: Brothers Matt

and Jeff Nichols served their last dinner at Brothers Restaurant inside Mattei’s Tavern in March 2012. In mid-November, they will fire up the kitchen again, this time as Brothers Restaurant at Red Barn located at  Sagunto Street in Santa Ynez. If all goes according to plan, I am told they will also be open on Thanksgiving, serving a traditional turkey meal. In April 2012, the Nichols brothers opened another Santa Ynez Valley eatery, Sides Hardware and Shoes, at  Alamo Pintado Avenue in Los Olivos. For more information on Brothers Restaurant, call 688-4142.

FREE Community Events at the New Vic Saturday, November 16, 2013

FAMILY DAY AT THE THEATRE - FREE - All Welcome! Bring the kids and enjoy an interactive tour of the New Vic! Activities include face-painting, crafts and fun for the whole family. Sponsored by Chicken Little. (9am–12pm) OPEN HOUSE - FREE - Bring a Friend or Neighbor! Here’s everybody’s chance to get a look at the New Vic! Live music and food truck. (1p–4pm) No reservations needed. Just show up to the New Vic at 33 West Victoria Street.

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MESA VERDE UPDATE: Reader Dustin tells me that

a temporary construction fence has appeared in front of Mesa Verde, a new eatery coming to  Cliff Drive (formerly Cliff ’s & Co.). A permit application for Mesa Verde was first spotted by Dustin last July. DUNKIN’ DONUTS: Last month, Dunkin’ Donuts announced that they are searching for franchisees in Fresno, Bakersfield, Sacramento, and Santa Barbara. Thanks to readers Cris and Migt for the tip. GEORGIA HAS TWINS: Georgia’s Smokehouse food

truck debuted in Santa Barbara in March of this year, serving up gourmet BBQ between Solvang and Carpinteria. This week, they announced the addition of a second vehicle, which will be a twin to their first. For more information, visit georgias-smokehouse.com.

John Dickson’s reporting can be found every day online at SantaBarbara.com. Send tips to info@SantaBarbara.com.

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Legals ABC Change NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: October 25, 2013 To Whom it may concern: The Name (s) of the Applicant (s) is/are: UPTOWN LOUNGE, INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic beverages at: 3126 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93105‑3327. Type of License(s) Applied for: 48‑ON‑SALE GENERAL‑ PUBLIC PREMISES. Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 1000 South Hill Road Suite 310 Ventura, CA 93003 (805) 289‑0100. SB INDEPENDENT Published Nov 7, 2013. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: October 21, 2013 To Whom it may concern: The Name (s) of the Applicant (s) is/are: LOS AGAVES II INC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic beverages at: 2911 De La Vina St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105‑3309 Type of License(s) Applied for: 41‑ON‑SALE BEER AND WINE‑ EATING PLACE. Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 1000 South Hill Road Suite 310 Ventura, CA 93003 (805) 289‑0100. SB INDEPENDENT Published Nov 7, 2013.

ABC Permit NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of filing application: Oct 12 2013. To Whom it May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: BALLEE LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 38 W Victoria St Ste 109 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 for the following type of License: 41‑ ON‑SALE BEER AND WINE‑EATING PLACE and Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1000 South Hill Road Ste 310 Ventura, CA 93003. (805) 289‑0100. Published. Oct 31. Nov 7, 14 2013.

FBN Abandonment STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Informaco at 316 Stevens Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Oct 25, 2010. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2010‑0003238. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Donald J Cobb 316 Stevens Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 16, 2013 I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. Published Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013.

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Art & Soul of Santa Barbara at 1221 State Street #7 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Mar 14, 2013. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2013‑ 0000839. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Krista Jean Willhite 4136 Via Andorra #B Santa Barbara, CA 93110. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 21, 2013 I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. Published Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Hostel Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Tourist Hostel, Santa Barbara Tourist Hostel Hotel, SB Tourist Hotel at 134 Chapala Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Oct 24, 2013. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2013‑0001849. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Lo‑Cost Lodging, Inc. (same address) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 24, 2013 I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. Published Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: West Beach Daycare at 226 Bath Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; June L. Taggs (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: June L. Taggs This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 08, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0003078. Published: Oct 17, 24, 31. Nov 7 2013. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Good Karma Market & Deli at 207 W Anapamu St Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed March 9, 2010. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2010‑ 0000786. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: SS Parts International Inc 5136 San Simeon Drive Goleta, CA 93117. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 10, 2013 I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello. Published Oct 17, 24. Nov 7, 14 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: White Aces at 1000 Las Canoas Place Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Brooke Standish (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Broke Standish This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 08, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003072. Published: Oct 17, 24, 31. Nov 7 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Santa Barbara Printing, SB Wraps, Santa Barbara Wraps, SB Printing at 3019 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Santa Barbara Signs, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Jason Barbaria This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 07, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003065. Published: Oct 17, 24, 31. Nov 7 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: (M)­Otherland Trading Co. at 2422 Chapala Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Ashley R. Parrilla (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Ashley R. Parrilla This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 04, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑0003050. Published: Oct 17, 24, 31. Nov 7 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Goodland Notary at 5667 Gato Avenue Goleta, CA 93117; Pamela J Robinson (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Pamela J. Robinson This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 04, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑0003051. Published: Oct 17, 24, 31. Nov 7 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: La Tapatia Bakery at 832 N Milpas Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; La Tapatia Bakery, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 07, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003058. Published: Oct 17, 24, 31. Nov 7 2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Premium Care Internal Medicine at 2400 Bath Street, Suite 202 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Dennis H. Baker, MD, Inc. (same address) Timothy Leigh Rodgers, M.D., A Medical Corporation (same address) This business is conducted by a Unincorporated Association Signed: Dennis H. Baker This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 02, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003033. Published: Oct 17, 24, 31. Nov 7 2013.

NAME FICTITIOUS BUSINESS STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Real Time Staffing Services, Inc, Select Trucking Services, Inc, Remedy Intelligent Staffing, Inc, Westaff (USA) Inc, Remedy Temporary Services, Inc at 3820 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Koosharem LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 24, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002968. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Full Spectrum Recovery & Counseling at 601 E Arrellaga Suite 102 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Leonard Van Nostrand 7420 San Bergamo Drive Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 15, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003156. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Fresh Coat Location #91285 at 5142 Hollister St., Suite 123 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; M.­J. Painters, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Justin Engelbach This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 17, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003185. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Cliff Room Cocktails at 1828 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Milhouse Productions, LLC 114 E. Haley St. Suite O Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: John Bennett, Managing Member This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 15, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003151. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Nakali Esthetics at 5085 San Bernardo Place Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Natalie Taylor (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 07, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003059. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: East of Eden Supply, Goodland Supply, EOE Supply, Good Land Supply at 7396 Freeman Pl. #B Goleta, CA 93117; Save Our Skin, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Caren Paulson, CFO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 16, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003164. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Frame at 901 De La Vina St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Elaine Esbeck 135 Morada Ln Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Elaine M. Esbeck This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 16, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003160. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Andrea Veronica Incorporated, AVI Events at 2510 1/2 De La Vina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Veronica Carson 5555 Harlod Way #305 Hollywood, CA 90028; Andrea McGee 2510 1/2 De La Vina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Andrea McGee This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 15, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003153. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Custom Events For You at 1908 El Camino De La Luz Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Donya Victoriana Diamond (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Donya Diamond This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 15, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003149. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013.

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: California Hobbies at 5118 Holister Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93111 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Sep 29, 2009. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2009‑ 0003128. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Elizabeth Ruckle 109 W. Padre St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 21, 2013 I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello. Published Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Amora Heart For Humanity at 519 W Quarantina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Benicia Grace 5815 La Goleta Road Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Benicia Grace This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 30, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑0003010. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Star Nails at 5801 Calle Real Suite F Goleta, CA 93117; Thao Nguyen 5155 Tabano Way Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Thao Nguyen This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 28, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0003088. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Funk Hostel Santa Barbara Tourist Hostel, Hostel Santa Barbara, SB Hostel, Santa Barbara Hostel, SB Tourist Hostel at 134 Chapala Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; The Funk Youth Hostel, LLC 315 W. Haley Street Suite 101 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Jared Filippone This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 24, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑0003261. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Julia McHugh Public Relations at 3805 Center Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Julia Elizabeth Orlosky (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Julia Orlosky This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 09, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzales. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003083. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Milpas Chiropractic at 811 E Mason Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Luis R Diaz (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Luis R Diaz This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 25, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑0003273. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: La Tapatia #3 at 5764 Hollister Ave. Goleta, 93117; Isabel J Vela 2636 Calle Real Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Isabel J. Vela This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 23, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0003234. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: R&R Motorworks at 336 S. Fairview Avenue Street #A Goleta, CA 93117; Nancy E. Gold 1037 Cambridge Drive Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Ralph Gold This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 24, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzales. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003249. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Lovin’ Oven Mediterranean Bakery & Cafe at 6578 Trigo Road, Suite # A Isla Vista, CA 93117; Kenny Nasser (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Kenny Nasser This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 24, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003259. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Hardey Wankum Team at 3868 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Gordon Williams Hardey 2222 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Gordon Williams Hardey This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 22, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003228. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Unneth at 211 West Pedregosa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Geoffrey Austin Glenister (same address) Jonathan Takashi Quan (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Jonathan Quan This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 21, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003206. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: California Hobbies at 5118 Hollister Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Ken Chalfant 185 Lassen Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Pauline Chalfant (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Ken Chalfant This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 21, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003204. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Art & Soul of Santa Barbara at 1221 State St. #7 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; David Shane Dresbach 4136 Via Andorra #B Santa Barbara, CA 93110 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Dave Dresbach This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 21, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0003216. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: International Realty of Santa Barbara, Keys International Realty, Santa Barbara International Realty at 811 Romero Canyon Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Albert Louis J Keys (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Albert Louis Keys This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 21, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003212. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Tamsen Gallery at 3888 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Frank L Tobe 3463 State Street #602 Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Frank L. Tobe This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 23, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003239. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Club West, Club West Track & Field, Club West’s Montecito Youth Track & Field, Montecito Youth Track & Field Club, Club West Junior High Schools Cross Country Championships, Club West Youth Track, Club West’s Santa Barbara Pole Vault Club, Santa Barbara Club, Club West Masters Track & Field, Club West Youth Track & Field, Club West’s Santa Barbara Youth Track & Field Club, Santa Barbara Youth Track & Field Club at 937 Arcady Road Montecito, CA 93108; Club West, Inc PO Box 5730 Santa Barbara, CA 93150 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Beverley E. Lewis This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 25, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003275. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Paving Stone People, Santa Barbara’s Paving Stone People at 129 Santa Ynez Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Santa Barbara’s Paving Stone People, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Lorna Applefield, Secy/Treas This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 24, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003248. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Amy’s Edits at 7386 Calle Real #7 Goleta, CA 93117; Amy M Smith (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Amy M. Smith This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 23, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003233. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: David Thomas & Associates at 55 Hitchcock Way Suite 107 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; David Thomas & Associates 4310 Via Esperanza Santa Barbara, CA 93110 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: David C. Thomas This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 15, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑0003143. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Crystal Chiropractic at 310 Pine Avenue, Suite B Goleta, 93117; Crystal Ann Galvan 464 Vereda Del Ciervo Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Dr. Crystal Galvan, DC This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 29, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003306. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Simply Redesigned, Home Staging & Design at 1127 North Patterson Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Karin Ucer (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Karin Ucer This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 31, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003330. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Rock Rose Provisions at 2315 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Lucas Ryden (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Lucas Ryden This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 04, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003344. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Naturally Santa Barbara at 10696 Calle Quebrada Goleta, CA 93117; Katherine Grace McGlothlin (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Katherine Grace McGlothlin This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 31, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003332. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Adelina Bello Cleaning at 82 Mallard Avenue Goleta, CA 93117; Adelina S. Bello (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Adelina S. Bello This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 29, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0003300. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Hgrosse Woodsmiths at 714 Gayley Walk Apt 103 Goleta, CA 93117; Hunter Grosse (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Hunter Grosse This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 29, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑0003296. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Blue Tavern at 119 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Big Red Wagon, LLC 22035 Saddle Peak Road Topanga, CA 90290 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Sean Comer This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 29, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑0003308. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Pretty Fetes at 235 Nogal Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Shannon Neels (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Shannon Neels This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 25, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003270. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: The Twisted Twig at 2315 Chapala Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Jennifer Nally (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jennifer Nally This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 29, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003298. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Fireline Factors Consulting at 3905 State Street #7‑160 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Bradley Mayhew (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Bradley Mayhew This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 31, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003327. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: National Commercial Realty at 735 State Street, Suite 104 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jennifer Lynn Stokes‑Pena 380 Woodley Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jennifer Lynn Stokes‑Pena This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 01, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003341. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Mizuba Tea Company at 1209 Bel Air Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Mizuba Corporation (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Lauren Danson This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 30, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003316. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Dragonfly Design at 2124 Holly Lane Solvang, CA 93463; Diana Boland Burt (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Diana Burt This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 30, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003318. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013.

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The California State Lands Commission (CSLC), as Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), has completed a Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the project listed below and is accepting comments on the document. Project Information: Venoco, Inc. (Venoco), an independent oil and gas company and the operator of State Oil and Gas Lease PRC 421 (PRC 421), is seeking to return offshore Oil and Gas Lease No. PRC 421 to oil production from an existing shoreline well (Well 421-2) that has been shut-in since 1994. Project details are provided in the DEIR where it is posted on CSLC web page at www.slc.ca.gov (under the “Information” and “CEQA Updates” links). Public Review of the Revised DEIR: The public review period for this Revised DEIR began Friday, October 18, 2013, and will end on Friday, December 20, 2013. Due to the time limits mandated by State law, written comments must be received by 5:00 PM PDT on Friday, December 20, 2013. Please send your comments at the earliest possible date to the individual listed below: Eric Gillies, Assistant Chief Division of Environmental Planning and Management California State Lands Commission 100 Howe Avenue, Suite 100-South Sacramento, CA 95825

CEQAcomments@slc.ca.gov (916) 574-1885 (916) 574-1890

E-mail: FAX: Phone:

Document Locations: The DEIR identified as CSLC EIR #732 and State Clearinghouse Number 2005061013, may be viewed electronically, in PDF format, on the CSLC internet website at www.slc.ca.gov (under the “Information” tab and “CEQA Updates” link). Copies of the DEIR are also available for review at the following locations: Goleta Branch Library 500 N. Fairview Avenue Goleta, CA 93117-1797 (805) 964-7878

Santa Barbara Public Library 40 East Anapamu Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 962-7653

City of Goleta 130 Cremona, Suite B Goleta, CA 93117 (805) 961-7500

County of Santa Barbara 123 E. Anapamu St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 568-2287

CSLC 200 Oceangate, 12th Floor Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 590-5266

CSLC 100 Howe Ave., Suite100-South Sacramento, CA 95825 (916) 574-1897

If you submit written comments, you are encouraged to submit electronic copies by e-mail to CEQAcomments@slc.ca.gov and write “Revised PRC 421 Recommissioning DEIR Comments” in the subject line of your email. Public Meetings: The CSLC staff will also conduct two public meetings, pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines section 15087, subdivision (i), to receive oral or written comments on the DEIR at the times and place listed below: DATE:

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

TIME:

Afternoon session at 3:00 PM; Evening session at 6:00 PM

LOCATION: City of Goleta Council Chamber, City Hall 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, CA 93117 Each session of the public meeting noticed above will begin with a brief presentation on the proposed Project and the contents of the EIR, including alternatives, significant environmental impacts, and proposed mitigation measures. The CSLC staff will then receive comments on the proposed Project and adequacy of the DEIR. Please contact Eric Gillies at (916) 574-1897 or by email at Eric.Gillies@slc.ca.gov if you have any questions or would like a compact disc (CD) or hard copy of the DEIR mailed to you.

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Care Center sees UCSB students only and is focused on the needs of the college population. Reqs: Must have a current CA Doctor of Dental Surgery or equivalent license as determined by the California Board of Dental Examiners. Must have at least 2 yrs. experience in general office dentistry. Notes: This is an 11 months per year, 100% time, career position. Furloughs taken during quarter breaks or summer months. Student Health is closed between the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Fingerprinting required. Credentialing and CANRA required. Salary starting at $13,025/mo. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. For primary consideration apply by 11/7/13, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https://Jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20130492

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ASSOCIATED STUDENTS Manages the daily operations of the department. Responsible for developing innovative solutions to a wide range of business problems. Analyzes profits and loss for the Publication service. Reqs: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proficient in operating office equipment such as copy machines, computers, and scanning/ printing devices. Ability to research and analyze income/expense reports in order to improve operational effectiveness. Strong customer service skills. Familiarity with marketing concepts. Notes: fingerprinting required. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends. $18.91 ‑ $22.00/hr. Apply by 11/13/13 AA/EOE Apply online at https://Jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20130497

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continuing students and match students with closely affiliated corporations and start‑ups. Serves as an administrative advisor to student organizations, overseeing nomination of officers, goals, mission, events, also ensures that faculty advisors are fulfilling duties to the organizations. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, and familiarity with databases. Experience in giving presentations in front of a variety of audiences. Note: Fingerprinting required. $3,980 ‑ $5,577/mo. For primary consideration apply by 11/12/13 thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https://Jobs.­ ucsb.edu Job #20130501

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Branch Manager – Goleta

Immediate opening for an experienced Branch Manager to build and expand relationships and increase profitability by generating, evaluating and successfully closing on a wide range of consumer and business deposit and loan activities. The Branch Manager will also lead, manage, direct and motivate branch associates to maintain standards of high performance and deliver exceptional customer service. Successful candidate will have Bachelor’s degree, or commensurate banking experience. Candidate must have a minimum of four years sales and supervisory experience; along with the ability to be registered as a Mortgage Loan Originator (MLO) through the NMLS agency.

Service Center Specialist

Immediate opening for a Service Center Specialist to provide a World Class Experience through our call center by answering incoming calls from customers and providing assistance and resolution to customer requests and inquiries. Successful candidate will have excellent phone presence and communication skills. High School diploma or G.E.D. required. One year of experience in retail banking is preferred.

Customer Service Representative (Teller) – Full Time Float Position

Immediate opening for an experienced Customer Service Representative to provide World Class Customer Service to customers of the Bank while supporting the staffing needs of our all our Branches. Successful candidate must be able to support any branch as needed and provide own reliable transportation. High School diploma or GED required. One year of previous teller experience, including teller cash handling and drawer balancing, is also required.

Immediate opening for an experienced Customer Service Representative to provide World Class Customer Service to support the Bank’s La Cumbre Branch. Successful candidate must have High School diploma or GED, along with a minimum of one year previous cash handling experience in a high volume environment. In person customer service and banking experience preferred.

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Montecito Bank & Trust, a premier performing, privately-owned, community bank, serving the tri-county area for more than 38 years, is seeking motivated and qualified individuals to lead and manage the Goleta Branch, as well as support the Banking Services Department and Community Banking Branches.

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nAme ChAnge IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF NADINE GROSSO and RONALD GROSSO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 1438238 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: JAYDEN MAERIE ROBINSON TO: JAYDEN MAERIE GROSSO THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING Dec 4, 2013 9:‑ 30am, Dept 6, 1100 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara CA 93101. A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Oct 4, 2013. by Terri Chavez; Deputy Clerk for James E. Herman, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF BROOKE SHAWN COBURN ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 1416734 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: BROOKE SHAWN COBURN TO: BROOKE SHAWN EBNER THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted.

NOTICE OF HEARING Dec 4, 2013 9:‑ 30am, Dept 6, 1100 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara CA 93101. A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Oct 25, 2013. by Terri Chavez; Deputy Clerk for James E. Herman, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013.

PuBliC notiCes CITY OF SANTA BARBARA PUBLIC NOTICE CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING ON ADOPTION OF UPDATED VEHICLE TRAFFIC IMPACT SIGNIFICANCE THRESHOLDS City Council Public Hearing. Tuesday, November 19, 2013 beginning at 2:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street. Public comment at the hearing is invited. Proposed Thresholds of Significance for Traffic Impacts. The 2011 General Plan and the Traffic Management Strategy adopted in March 2013 as part of the Non‑ Residential Growth Management Ordinance direct the location of new development such that future traffic congestion would be minimized while allowing incremental growth and economic development. The updated traffic thresholds would implement the General Plan and Traffic Strategy policies. The thresholds would be used in environmental review of development proposals under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) provisions, and in applying City land use policy limitations for projects with significant traffic impacts. The November 19th City Council meeting agenda and staff report for this item will be available the prior Thursday afternoon, November 14th,

online at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/CAP, and at the City Clerk’s Office, 735 Anacapa Street, and Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu Street. This meeting of the City Council is scheduled to be broadcast live on City TV‑18 and online at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/CityTV. Written correspondence to Council on this item may be directed to the City Clerk, P. O. Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA 93102‑1990. Meeting Accessibility. Per the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to access or participate in the Council meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 564‑5309, if possible 48 hours prior to the meeting. Environmental Review. The action to adopt updated traffic thresholds is within the scope of the 2011 General Plan Update and implementing Traffic Management Strategy. The Program EIR for the General Plan includes the activity for purposes of environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Section 15183 of the State CEQA Guidelines mandates that implementing actions consistent with General Plan policies for which an EIR was certified shall not require additional environmental review. If you challenge the decision‑maker action or environmental determination in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City prior to the decision‑maker action. City Staff Contacts. Steven Foley and Rob Dayton, Transportation Division, (805) 564‑5377, SFoley@ SantaBarbaraCA.gov, RDayton@ SantaBarbaraCA.gov; and Barbara Shelton, Planning Division, (805) 564‑5470, Ext.4467; BShelton@ SantaBarbaraCA.gov; City of Santa Barbara Planning Division, P.O. Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA 93102‑ 1990.

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SANTA BARBARA Duplex near downtown SB. Both units 1BD/1BA w/ updated kitchens. Close to conveniences

SANTA BARBARA 3BD/2.5BA home

is 1.09 acres in a great Goleta neighborhood. Potentially split into 5 lots.

located near La Cumbre Country Club. Updated kitchen, baths & more!

SANTA BARBARA 3BD/2.5BA upper State St. townhouse. Updated kitchen. Patio, private yard, 2 car garage

$895,000 GTprop.com/361Ravenscroft

$799,000 GTprop.com/6260Covington

$699,000 GTprop.com/430DeLaVina

$699,000 GTprop.com/724CalleDeLosAmigos

$695,000 GTprop.com/4014OtonoB

911 SAN PASCUAL STREET

3887 CINCO AMIGOS

3663 SAN REMO DRIVE #2F

935 CIENEGUITAS RD. #B

625 N. ALISOS STREET

PENDING

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NEW PRICE SANTA BARBARA Updated 3BD/1BA

SANTA BARBARA 3BD/3BA Hidden Valley townhome. Hardwood flrs, vaulted ceilings. PUD w/ swimming pool!

SANTA BARBARA 2BD/2BA, updated, only unit w/ 2 car garage. Pool, Monte Vista Sch., steps to shopping/restaurants.

SANTA BARBARA Updated 2BD/2BA condo. Desirable association w/ pool. Within Hope School District. Priced to sell!

SANTA BARBARA Prime location!

downtown home. Mtn views, wood flrs, covered deck, fenced grass yard w/ patio.

$625,000 GTprop.com/911SanPascual

$575,000 GTprop.com/3887CincoAmigos

$529,000 GTprop.com/3663SanRemo2F

$489,000 GTprop.com/935CieneguitasB

$489,000 GTprop.com/625NAlisos

30 W. CONSTANCE AVE. #1

237 NORTH D STREET

OPEN SUN 1-4pm

NEW PRICE

NEW LISTING

SANTA BARBARA Spacious 1BD/1BA condo. New granite, tile, appliances & wine fridge. Storage, garage & patio!

LOMPOC Triplex on corner lot. 3/1

$419,000 GTprop.com/30WConstance1

$279,000 GTprop.com/237NorthD

BRE# 01477382

Santa Barbara’s best value in real estate.

1.5%

front house, 1/1, & detached studio. Exlnt opp. for owner/user or investor.

www.GTprop.com

2000 State Street, Santa Barbara

Spanish style w/ Riviera views,tile floors. Fully fenced w/ private backyard.

By intentionally taking lower profits and passing the savings on to our clients, Goodwin & Thyne Properties delivers the highest value in professional real estate services available.

805.899.1100


Santa Barbara Independent, 11/07/13